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Herbert Vincent Allen ’49

Herbert Vincent Allen ’49, April 4, 2006, in El Cajon, California. Herb attended Reed after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. “I entered after not graduating from high school 12 years earlier. It opened a whole new world to me, for which it would be difficult to overstate my gratitude,” he wrote in 1994. He received a BA from Reed in political science, and worked for several years in construction before becoming a management analyst for the U.S. Navy, and later a real estate broker. Herb reported that he had built over 600 low-cost homes in San Diego County. He was married to Dorotha Nagler Allen, and had two sons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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