Paul Allen

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Paul Shearman Allen
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Libertarian National Committee
Predecessor: Francine Youngstein
Successor: Dallas Cooley
Personal Details
Birth: November 20, 1938
Watertown, New York
Death: July 8, 2023(2023-07-08) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C.
Education: Syracuse University School of Law
Military: U.S. Army
Occupation: Immigration attorney, Lawyer
Residence: Washington, D.C.
Party: Libertarian Party
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Paul Shearman Allen (November 20, 1938 - July 8, 2023) was a dedicated libertarian whose life was marked by wisdom, dedication, and a commitment to justice. Born in 1938 in Watertown, New York, Allen proudly served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge for his service.

Education, Career, and Contributions

Allen attended Syracuse University School of Law, where he earned the Order of Coif. He had a distinguished career in the legal field, specializing in Immigration Law, International Trade, Legislative Law, and Administrative Law.

Throughout his career, Allen made significant contributions as an immigration attorney, helping to unite families and defending immigrants who faced unjust denial of U.S. visas. His expertise and compassion provided hope and opportunities for individuals wishing to enter the U.S. legally, and many of his clients became contributing citizens of the country.

He established himself as a reputable lawyer and was listed as such by Martindale-Hubbell. Over the years, he played a crucial role in bringing skilled professionals, such as doctors and registered nurses, from various parts of the world to address workforce shortages in the U.S.

Allen's dedication to libertarianism led him to become actively involved in libertarian politics. He served as the fourth Treasurer of the Libertarian National Committee from 1977 to 1979. In this capacity, Paul played an essential role in managing the financial aspects of the party and supporting its mission to promote libertarian principles.

Legacy and Impact

Allen's legacy will endure as an inspiration to a wide circle of friends, colleagues, and thousands of immigrants whose lives he positively touched. He will be remembered for his integrity, intelligence, and sage advice. His commitment to libertarian values and dedication to promoting personal freedom and limited government will leave a lasting impact on the libertarian movement.

Personal Life

Outside of his professional achievements, Allen was a beloved husband to Susan Au Allen, a caring father to Lawrence, Mark, and Edward Allen, and a proud grandfather to David, Katherine, Olivia, Elisa, and Lana Allen. Paul's genuine friendship and authentic character made him a cherished presence in the lives of those who knew him.

On July 8, 2023, the world bid farewell to Allen, a man whose life was marked by a profound dedication to libertarian principles and a genuine commitment to making the world a better place through his legal expertise and advocacy for individual liberty.

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Treasurer (1977—1979)

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