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WEST, Allen, a Representative from Florida; born in Atlanta, Fulton County,
Georgia, on February 7, 1961; graduated from Henry W. Grady High School,
Atlanta, Ga., 1979; B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., 1983;
M.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., 1986; United States Army;
M.M.A.S., U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College; educator;
military adviser to the Afghan army; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred
Twelfth Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.
BibliographyWest, Allen, with Michele Hickford.
Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronins Journey to Faith, Family,
and Freedom. New York: Crown Forum, 2014.