Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ALLEN, Thomas H. (1945-)

ALLEN, THOMAS H., , a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, April 16, 1945; graduated from Deering High School, Portland, Maine, 1963; B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1967; Rhodes Scholar, B. Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1970; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1974; lawyer, private practice; staff, Governor Kenneth B. Curtis of Maine, 1968; staff, United States Senator Edmund S. Muskie, 1970-1971; Portland, Maine, city council, 1989-1995; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1991-1992; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate.

Bowdoin College
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives
Brunswick, ME
Papers: 1997-2009, 104.5 linear feet.
The congressional papers of Thomas H. Allen chiefly include office files created by Allen and his staff in the D.C. and district offices (Portland) concerning legislative matters, constituent work, meeting notes and briefing books, correspondence, remarks and addresses, publicity notices, campaign materials, photographs and audio-visual recordings, and select electronic records (e-mail and campaigning files). A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • Allen, Thomas H. Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U. S. Congress. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • ___. "Should the U.S. Pay Its U.N. Debts? Yes." The American Legion 144, no. 1 (January 1998): 16(1).