Designation of William Barclay Allen as Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights


August 8, 1988


The President today announced his intention to designate William Barclay Allen to be Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights. He would succeed Clarence M. Pendleton, Jr.


Since 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.


Dr. 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.