_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring James D. Allen, a
former state representative who passed away on January 5, 2003.
Whereas, James D. Allen served four terms in the Indiana
House of Representatives from 1949 to 1957 and was
speaker of the house from 1953 to 1955;
Whereas, James D. Allen entered the political arena in
1941, when he was appointed clerk-treasurer of the city of
Whereas, James D. Allen practiced law in Salem for 60
Whereas, James D. Allen was twice named a Sagamore of
Whereas, James D. Allen was appointed a member of the
Administrative Building Council by former Governor Otis R.
Bowen in 1977;
Whereas, James D. Allen served as executive secretary with
Governor Harold W. Handley from 1956 to 1961;
Whereas, James D. Allen was counsel to the attorney
general in 1987;
Whereas, James D. Allen served 42 years on the board of
directors for the Farmers-Citizens Bank;
Whereas, James D. Allen was named Citizen of the Year by
the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in 1963:
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes honors
James D. Allen for his dedication to the city of Salem, to Washington
County, and to the state of Indiana.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Mrs. James D. Allen and Judge Frank Newkirk, Jr.