Allen, Bill James Gilbert, 1946-

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Allen, Bill James Gilbert, 1946-

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William James Gilbert (Bill) Allen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 12, 1946 to Alfred B. Allen and Delores M. Holmes. Allen received his early education at Holy Rosary and St. James Schools in Regina, and attended St. Peter's College in Muenster. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (Regina) with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

First elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature as a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member representing Regina-Rosemont constituency in the June 1975 General Election, Allen was re-elected in that constituency in October 1978. He was defeated by Gordon Dirks in the April 1982 General Election, but remained active in politics. Allen served as President of the NDP from 1995-2000. He co-chaired the Platform Committee for the September 1999 General Election and chaired the Leadership Committee in 2001.

After leaving public life, Allen worked as a teacher at Riffel and Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High Schools.

Bill Allen married Carolyn Ruth on November 11, 1967. They had two children: Michael Padraic Joseph and Kelsey Maureen.

Allen currently (2005) resides in Regina.


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Authority record created on 2008-05-12. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




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