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ALLEN, WILLIAM RAY: 1885-1955.

William Ray Allen , son of Elza and Ellen Chupp Allen, was born in Ossian, Ind., on March. 8, 1885. He received all of his academic degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1913, A.M. in 1914, and Ph.D. in 1920. He married Lura Belle Devin on June. 14, 1922, and they had three daughters: Martha Jane, Barbara Janet, and Ellen Claire. Allen worked in newspaper advertising, 1903-07, and was a teacher in the Hartford City schools ( Ind. ), 1907-12. He taught at Kansas State College, 1914-16; Cornell University, 1916-17; and Indiana University, 1918-19. He was a traveling fellow in South America and an art instructor at Indiana University, 1920-21, and Municipal University (Akron, Ohio), 1921-22. Allen joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1922 where he taught zoology and was department head, 1948-50. He died on April. 7, 1955.

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