(1945- ) U.S. Representative; born in Portland on April 16, 1945, he graduated Bowdoin College in 1967, and was a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University in 1970. He received his J.D. from Harvard University in 1974.
Allen was on the staff of Governor Kenneth B. Curtis in 1968, and on the staff of Senator Edmund S. Muskie from 1970 to 1971.
An attorney with the firm of Drummond, Woodson, Plimpton and MacMahon (1974-1994), he was a member of the Portland City Council (1989-1995) and its Mayor in1991.
Allen, a public policy consultant, served as a Democrat in Maine’s first congressional district from 1997 through 2007.
He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Susan Collins in 2008. According to the Bowdoin Orient, the college newspaper, “Since April 2009, Allen has served as president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, the principal trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.”
“Tom Allen Donates Congressional Papers to Bowdoin College.” Campus News. http://www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/006271.shtml. (accessed July 27, 2011)