Oscar K. Allen

Politician

1882 – 1936

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Who was Oscar K. Allen?

Oscar Kelly Allen, Sr., also known as O. K. Allen, was the 42nd Governor of Louisiana from 1932 to 1936. He was a key stooge in the political machine of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., that dominated the state during the first half of the 1930s.

Allen succeeded Alvin Olin King, who served briefly in the state's highest office after Long left the governorship to take a seat in the United States Senate.

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Born
Aug 8, 1882
Winn Parish
Also known as
  • Oscar Allen
Religion
  • Baptists
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Trinity University
Lived in
  • Louisiana
Died
Jan 28, 1936
Baton Rouge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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