Allen Weinstein was an American historian, educator, and federal official who served in several different offices.
20 Facts About Allen Weinstein
Allen Weinstein was, under the Reagan administration, cofounder of the National Endowment for Democracy in 1983.
Allen Weinstein served as the Archivist of the United States from February 16,2005, until his resignation on December 19,2008.
The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Weinstein was born in New York City in 1937, the youngest of three children.
Allen Weinstein's parents owned several delis in the Bronx and Queens.
Allen Weinstein graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and City College of New York, then received a Ph.
Allen Weinstein taught at Smith College from 1966 to 1981.
Allen Weinstein was a professor of history at Boston University from 1985 to 1989.
In 1985 Allen Weinstein founded The Center for Democracy, where he served as president until the organization merged with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in 2003.
At Ronald Reagan's request, Allen Weinstein returned to the Philippines to continue to monitor the election procedures.
Allen Weinstein was a founding member in 1985 of the board of directors of the United States Institute of Peace and chairman of its education and training committee, remaining a director until 2001, and now serves on the chairman's advisory council.
Allen Weinstein was a founding officer of the Strasbourg-based International Institute for Democracy from 1989 to 2001.
Allen Weinstein chaired the judging panel for the annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award from 1995 to 2003.
Allen Weinstein served on the advisory council of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Allen Weinstein was chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library's advisory council.
Allen Weinstein chaired the annual "Global Panel" in the Netherlands from 1993 to 1998.
Allen Weinstein died of pneumonia on June 18,2015, aged 77, in a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, after suffering from Parkinson's disease.
In 1970, Allen Weinstein began researching the Alger Hiss case for a book.
In 1997, editor Victor Navasky published what he claimed as evidence that Allen Weinstein had misquoted, misrepresented, or misconstrued several of his interview subjects for Perjury.
Allen Weinstein's defense was that the medication he was taking for Parkinson's disease was at fault.