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Tom Allen
U.S. Representative – ME-01
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 7, 1997

Preceded by Jim Longley
Born April 16, 1945
Spouse Diana Allen
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Congressman Thomas H. Allen represents the 1st Congressional District in Maine.



Representative Allen was born on April 16th, 1945 in Portland, Maine.

After high school, Tom attended Bowdoin College, where he graduated in 1967 with honors. [1]

As a result of Tom’s academic, athletic and leadership achievements at Bowdoin, he was named a Rhodes Scholar, allowing him to attend Oxford University in England, where he studied political science, economics and philosophy for three years. [2]

In the summer of 1968, Tom worked in Augusta for Gov. Ken Curtis on housing issues. Following graduation from Oxford and his time in Africa, he worked for U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie. In 1971, he enrolled in Harvard Law School. After graduating in 1974, he practiced in the Portland law firm Drummond, Woodsum, Plimpton and MacMahon for 19 years. [3]

In 1989, Tom was elected to Portland City Council. He served on the Council from 1989 to 1995. [4]

On May 8, 2007 Allen announced his candidacy for Senate in 2008 [5]



  • Co-chair of Congressional Oceans Caucus


  • Co-chair of the Congressional Prescription Drug Task Force


Washington DC Office
1127 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6116 Fax: (202) 225-5590

Portland Office
57 Exchange Street
Suite 302
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 774-5019
Fax: (207) 871-0720

Saco Office
209 Main Street
Suite 103
Saco, Maine 04072
Phone: (207) 283-8054 Fax: (207) 283-1725


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External Links

  • Official Site
  • 2004/2006 Campaign Site
  • Daily Kos => Tom Allen

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