Robert Sharon Allen
(July 14, 1900 –
February 23, 1981)
was a Washington
D.C. correspondent and Washington bureau chief for The
born in Latonia, Kentucky.
1931, with Drew Pearson
he anonymously co-authored Washington Merry-Go-Round
York, H. Liveright) and More Merry-Go-Round
wrote the daily column of the same title.
He was a veteran of World War I
served on General Patton
's staff in
World War II
In the early forties he co-wrote the newspaper strip Hap
with Drew Pearson. The strip was drawn by Jack
In 1947, he edited the book, Our Fair City
, an expose of
corrupt conditions in American municipalities. He also wrote
Lucky Forward: The History of Patton's Third Army.
concerning his military career reside in the George S. Patton Museum at
He died in
Washington, D.C. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
who had cancer, had ended his journalism career when his illness
made it impossible for him to work.
- Washington Merry-Go-Round 1931 (New York, H. Liveright)
- Our Fair City - Edited by Robert S. Allen 1947 Vanguard Press -