Chemistry instructor; Criminologist. Born– November 4, 1917, West Liberty, Ky. Parents– A. O. and Florence (Davis) Allison. Married–(1) Amy Lee Henry, March 1940; (2) Jessie Hudson, December 16, 1947. Children– Five. Education– Fort Union Military Academy; Cumberland College; Georgetown College (Kentucky) , A.B.; University of Alabama, M.S.; further study at Louisiana State University. Captain, U.S. Army, WWII. Instructor, Fort Union Military Academy, 1940-41; instructor and head of the science department at Marion Military Institute, 1947-83. City of Marion Police Department, 1960-72. Consultant in identification and criminalistics. Book review of the Alabama Peace Officers Journal. Member of the American Association of Criminology, International Association of Chiefs of Police, American Chemical Society, and other professional organizations. Professional of the Year Award, Marion Military Institute, 1983. Died August 11, 2003.
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