Frederick Allen (politician)

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Frederick N. Allen
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
December 1944 – December 1948
Member of the Maine Senate
In office
December 1948 – December 1952
Personal details
Born (1914-08-10)August 10, 1914
Portland, Maine
Died November 11, 2001(2001-11-11) (aged 87)
Gorham, Maine
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Utilities Regulator

Frederick N. Allen (August 10, 1914 - November 11, 2001[1]) is an American politician from Maine. Allen, a Republican from Portland, served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives (1944-1948) and twice in the Maine Senate (1948-1952).[2]

He served as the national president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, an association of state commissioners of public utilities. He was appointed by Governor Frederick G. Payne to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, which regulates the various utilities of the state of Maine.[3]

Allen managed Burton M. Cross's successful first campaign for governor in 1952. He was also an early supporter of U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith. In 2002, he supported Democrat Chellie Pingree for U.S. Senate.[3]


Allen is the son of Neal W. Allen, who four times served as Mayor of Portland and Margaret Stevens Allen, who was the daughter of architect John Calvin Stevens. His nephew, Tom Allen, served as Mayor of Portland before serving 6 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.[3]

Allen was born in Portland in 1914 and graduated from Portland Public Schools before attending Boston University.[3]


  1. ^ Allen, Frederick N. "United States Social Security Death Index". familysearch. familysearch. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Legislators Biographical Search". Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d Nicoll, Don (June 27, 2001). "Interview with Frederick Allen". Gorham, Maine: Bates College. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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