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ALLEN, ROLLAND CRATEN: 1881-1948.

Rolland Craten Allen was born in Richmond, Ind., on May. 24, 1881. He was the son of George DeBolt and Florence Brown Allen. He earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin, an A.B. in 1905 and an A.M. in 1908. He studied at the University of Michigan, 1909-10, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, obtaining a D.E. degree from the latter in 1939. He married Martha Hill on Nov. 30, 1910, and they had five children: Jean, Craten, George, Joseph, and James.

Allen began his career teaching science in a high school in Plymouth, Wis., 1903-04, and taught economic geology at the University of Michigan, 1908-09. From 1909 until 1919 when he resigned, he was a geologist for the state of Michigan . During those years he was a member of several geological commissions and a lecturer at the University of Michigan. He was president of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers in 1937 and a consultant on ferrous metals and alloys. He was employed by the Federal Office of Production Management in 1941 and became deputy chief of the Iron and Steel Branch of the U.S. War Production Board. After leaving government service, Allen held a variety of top management positions in the steel and iron ore industry until his death on July. 18, 1948. He was a trustee for the Battelle Memorial Institute.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

  • The Iron River Iron-Bearing District of Michigan. Lan sing, Mich., 1910.Search "The Iron River Iron-Bearing District of Michigan" by ALLEN, ROLLAND CRATEN: 1881-1948. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Contributions to the Pre-Cambrian Geology of Northern Michigan and Wisconsin (withL. P. Barrett). Lansing, Mich., 1915.Search "Contributions to the Pre-Cambrian Geology of Northern Michigan and
                                        Wisconsin" by ALLEN, ROLLAND CRATEN: 1881-1948. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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