Allen, Philip F. (Deceased)
Philip was born on March 11, 1909, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He received a BS degree in zoology in 1930 from the University of New Hampshire. He also received an MS degree the same year with a thesis on the Ecology of Birds at the Isle of Shoals. From 1930 to 1932, Philip studied at the University of Michigan for a PhD degree in mammalogy and met all requirements for the degree. Philip was a biologist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service from 1934 to 1938, and then served as regional biologist from 1938 to 1942. He also served as assistant chief biologist for the Soil Conservation Service in Washington, D.C., from 1941 to 1945, before becoming a regional biologist again from 1945 to 1969. Philip received the American Motors Conservation Award in 1968 in recognition of exceptional service in the cause of conservation. His main professional interest was in mammal communication, especially in primates and cetaceans. Philip was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1943. Philip’s wife’s name was Lempi and they had three children: David, James J., and Margaret Allan Boyle. After retirement Philip lived in Ithaca, New York. Philip died in 1983.