Allen, Ivan, 1911-
"Ivan Allen Jr. served as mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970. He is credited with leading the city through an era of significant physical and economic growth and with maintaining calm during the civil rights movement. While other southern cities experienced recurring violence, Atlanta leaders, led in part by Mayor Allen, were able to broker more peaceful paths to integration."--"Ivan Allen Jr. (1911-2003)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved September 27, 2007: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.