AKA Claude Alexander Allen II
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former White House domestic policy advisor
Former Deputy Secretary of HHS.
In 1984, as a press aide to Jesse Helms, Allen told the Greensboro News and Record:
"We could expound on and undertake a campaign against Jim Hunt's connections with the homosexuals, the labor union connection, the radical feminist connection, the socialist connection."
Subsequent reports claim that Allen's precise words had actually been: "We could go back and do the same thing with the queers[...]" But then he called the reporter back and apologized for his choice of words.
Nominated to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but was filibustered by Senate Democrats.
He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
Mother: (d. 1982, cancer)
Wife: Jannese Mitchell (4 children)
Son: Claude Alexander Allen III
Daughter: Lila-Cjoan Allen
Son: Christian Isaiah Allen
High School: Raleigh, NC
University: BA Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1982)
University: MA International and Comparative Law, Duke University (1990)
Law School: JD, Duke University (1990)
Baker Botts Associate (1991-95)
Chi Psi Fraternity
Theft Arrested for allegedly receiving phony refunds at department stores (9-Mar-2006), reduced to misdemeanor theft charge (4-Aug-2006)
Risk Factors: Homophobia
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