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Name: ALLEN, John Willoughby Tarleton

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Nee: son of Rev Roland Allen, bro of Priscilla Mary Allen

Birth Date: 14 Nov 1904 Chalfont St Peter

Death Date: 6 Apr 1979 Old Marston, Oxford

First Date: 1929

Last Date: 1973

Profession: Sudan Plantations Syndicate (1927-29); Education Officer, Tanganyika (1929-38); Provincial Administration (1938-58) (1947-52 in Western Aden Protectorate); Warden, University Hall, Makerere & Secretary EA Swahili Committee (1958-65)

Area: Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Sudan

Married: 1930 Winifred Ethel Emma Brooke b. 22 July 1902 Ixmiquilpan, Mexico, d. 22 Mar 1991 Dale, Wales [alternative dates from Ancestry: b. 1 Oct 1911, d. 10 Sep 1984 Chalfont St Giles ]

Children: Hubert John Brooke (1931); Edith Finetta (1933-1935); Margaret Beatrice (1936); Helen Mary (1938)

Book Reference: EAWL, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

War Service: Retained in Tanganyika Administration

School: Marlborough & Westminster Schools; St. John's College, Oxford

General Information:

Rockefeller Research Fellow (1965-68); Director, Institute of Swahili Research, Dar-es-Salaam (1968-70); Swahili Instructor for Danida, Tengeru (1970-73). Founder Editor 'Tanganyika Notes & Records'. Eminent Swahili Scholar.
Source - Hubert Allen
Warden of University Hall, Makerere College 1958-65
Has an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Returned to England 1973
Superintendent Educ., Tanganyika, 1929; asst. DO 1937. DO 1942, political officer Aden 1947, dep. Brit Agent, W. Aden 1948, DO Tang. 1953, senior 1954, admin. officer 1957-8

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