Designation of William
Barclay Allen as Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights
August 8, 1988
President today announced his intention to designate William Barclay Allen to
be Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights. He would succeed Clarence M.
1987 Dr. Allen has been a member of the Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, DC, and a member of the
Commission's California advisory committee,
1985 - 1987. Prior to this, he was a professor of government for the Claremont Graduate School at Harvey Mudd College in California, 1983 - 1987; associate
professor, 1976; and assistant professor, 1972. Dr. Allen was assistant
professor of government at the American University School of Government and
Public Administration, 1971 - 1972, and a lecturer at l`Universite
de Rouen in France, 1970 - 1971.
Allen graduated from Pepperdine University (B.A., 1967) and Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1968; Ph.D.,
1972). He was born March 18, 1944, in Fernandina Beach, FL. He is married, has two
children, and resides in Claremont, CA.