ALLEN, Thomas H., (1945 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ALLEN, Thomas H., a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, April 16, 1945; graduated from Deering High School, Portland, Maine, 1963; B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1967; Rhodes Scholar, B. Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1970; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1974; lawyer, private practice; staff, Governor Kenneth B. Curtis of Maine, 1968; staff, United States Senator Edmund S. Muskie, 1970-1971; Portland, Maine, city council, 1989-1995; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1991-1992; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate.


Allen, Thomas H. Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong with the U. S. Congress. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.