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Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003)

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Creator:Galloway, Tammy
Title:Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003)
Date:2004 Aug. 23
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Encyclopedia article about Ivan Allen Jr. who served as mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970 and is credited with leading the city through an era of significant physical and economic growth and with maintaining calm during the civil rights movement. He graduated from Boys High School in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II. Allen headed Atlanta's Community Chest drive and served as president of the chamber of commerce.

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Types:Articles
Subjects:Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 | Mayors--Georgia--Atlanta | Businessmen--Georgia--Atlanta | Civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-08-23
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