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WEST, Allen (1961-)

WEST, ALLEN, A Representative from Florida; born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, on February 7, 1961; graduated from Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Ga., 1979; B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., 1983; M.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., 1986; United States Army, 1982-2004; M.M.A.S., U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College; educator; military adviser to the Afghan army; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; chair, Texas Republican Party, 2020-present.

  • West, Allen, with Michele Hickford. Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family, and Freedom. New York: Crown Forum, 2014.