Bankruptcy Judge John Allen
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Federal Bankruptcy Judge John H. Allen died July
21st from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was appointed to the
Federal bench August 24, 1983 and retired July 15th, less than a week before
his death. Allen was known as a hard-working and careful judge, who had an
uncanny ability to "sniff out whether a bankrupt debtor was on the level or
was hiding things. You'd wonder how he knew and, in hindsight, he was always
right. "He had the best nose in the business," said Attorney Vernon
Hopkinson. He handled several high-profile cases, including the bankruptcy
of Bonneville Pacific, which resulted in six company principals being
indicted for fraud.
Allen served in the US Army in Korea and in the US Army Reserve
as senior commander over all the Judge Advocate General units in the 96th
command. He retired as a Full Colonel in 1991 after 32 years of service.
Born August 30, 1930, he married JoAnne Hansen on September 2, 1952 in the
Logan Temple and was the father of two children.
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