Thomas H. Allen Thomas H. Allen was born April 16, 1945, in Portland, Maine. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 1st District of Maine(map).
He was first elected in 1996, defeating Republican incumbent James Longley Jr. 55Ō5ąSince then Allen has been reelected with 60n 1998 over Ross Connolly, 60n 2000 over Jane Amero, 64n 2002 over Steven Joyce, and 60n 2004 over Charlie Summers.
He was born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to Wadham College in the University of Oxford. After Oxford, he went on to Harvard University, and was a lawyer, a staff member for Governor Kenneth M. Curtis and for Senator Edmund S. Muskie, and Mayor of Portland, Maine before entering the House.
Though he has served on a variety of standing committees of the House, his primary areas of interest have been campaign finance reform and prescription drug pricing.