|Born||October 21, 1916|
|Died||August 8, 1999 (aged 82)|
Virginia Allan was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on October 21, 1916. She received both an AB and MA from the University of Michigan, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After completing her education and working on a WWII assembly line, Allan began her career as an educator teaching English in the Dearborn and Detroit school systems. She went on to serve as the Chair of President Nixon's Taskforce on Women's Rights and Responsibilities in 1969. In 1972, she was named the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. She was also the Director of the Graduate School of Women's Studies at George Washington University from 1977-1983. Upon her retirement in 1993, she moved to Sarasota, Florida, where she died on August 8, 1999.
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