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William Franklin "Lovebird" Allen
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Allen was born in Bridgeville, Delaware, son of William Franklin (Frank) Allen and Mollie (Smith) Allen. He moved to Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware with his family in 1889, and then to Laurel, Delaware in 1903. He married Addie M. Davis on April 16, 1905 and they had three children, Robert, Franklin, and Doris. They belonged to the Methodist Church.
- Carole Conrad
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
ALLEN, William Franklin, a Representative from Delaware; born in Bridgeville, Sussex County, Del., January 19, 1883; attended the public schools at Bridgeville, and Laurel, Del.; moved to Seaford, Del., and was employed as an agent and train dispatcher by a railroad company 1902-1922; served as school commissioner at Seaford, Del., 1920-1924; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at San Francisco, Calif., in 1920; member of the State senate 1925-1929, serving as president pro tempore in 1927; engaged in the manufacture of fruit packages and in the packing and shipping of farm products in 1926; also engaged in the brokerage of oil and petroleum in 1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the oil and gasoline distribution business; died in a hospital at Lewes, Del., June 14, 1946; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford, Del.
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