17 Facts About Allen Weinstein


Allen Weinstein was an American historian, educator, and federal official who served in several different offices.

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Allen Weinstein was, under the Reagan administration, cofounder of the National Endowment for Democracy in 1983.

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Son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Allen Weinstein was born in New York City in 1937, the youngest of three children.

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Allen Weinstein's parents owned several delis in the Bronx and Queens.

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Allen Weinstein graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and City College of New York, then received a Ph.

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Allen Weinstein was a professor of history at Boston University from 1985 to 1989.

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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.

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At Ronald Reagan's request, Allen Weinstein returned to the Philippines to continue to monitor the election procedures.

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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.

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Allen Weinstein was a founding officer of the Strasbourg-based International Institute for Democracy from 1989 to 2001.

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Allen Weinstein chaired the judging panel for the annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award from 1995 to 2003.

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Allen Weinstein served on the advisory council of the LBJ School of Public Affairs .

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Allen Weinstein was chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library's advisory council.

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Allen Weinstein chaired the annual "Global Panel" in the Netherlands from 1993 to 1998.

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Controversy resulted when Allen Weinstein indicated in a 1976 book review that he now believed that Hiss was guilty, and grew with the publication in 1978 of Allen Weinstein's book, Perjury: The Hiss–Chambers Case.

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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.

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Allen Weinstein's defense was that the medication he was taking for Parkinson's disease was at fault.

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