April 15, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint William Barclay Allen to be a member of the Commission on Civil Rights for a term expiring December 5, 1992.

Since 1983 Dr. Allen has been a professor of government, Claremont Graduate School, department of humanities and social sciences, Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA. Previously he was associate professor, Claremont Graduate School, Harvey Mudd College, 1976 - 1983. His initial appointment to that institution was as an assistant professor, 1972; he received tenure and became an associate professor in 1976. Dr. Allen was an assistant professor of government, the American University, School of Government and Public Administration, in Washington, DC, 1971 - 1972.

He graduated from Pepperdine University (B.A., 1967), Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1972). He is married, has one child, and resides in Claremont, CA. He was born March 18, 1944, in Fernandina Beach, FL.