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December 2, 1988 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
From the outset, last summer's $2-billion bid by SCEcorp to take over San Diego Gas & Electric had the smell of inevitability about it. One reason was the single-mindedness of Howard P. Allen, the 63-year-old chairman, chief executive and president of SCEcorp, the parent of Southern California Edison. "He's a little bit like a pit bull," said William Ahern, one of Allen's antagonists as head of the public staff division at the California Public Utility Commission.
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July 22, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the colorful former head of Southern California Edison Co. credited with orchestrating the utility's phenomenal growth into one of the country's top suppliers of electricity, has died. He was 72. Allen, who retired in 1990 after 36 years with Edison, died Monday night at USC University Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
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December 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the outspoken and colorful chairman of Southern California Edison Co. and its holding company, said he might leave once he reaches the utility's retirement age of 65 next October, but he added that he will wait until August to decide. In an interview, Allen also confirmed that he met earlier this month with each member of the state Public Utilities Commission to say he was thinking of retiring--even though the company's controversial $2.
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June 15, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
WHO NEEDS ENEMIES? Things must be getting bad for George Bush when his own affluent supporters bash him. Howard Allen, retired chairman of Southern California Edison and a member of Bush's reelection finance committee, didn't mince words in a Times interview: "The presence of Ross Perot is a strong indication that the Bush Administration has failed, that Congress has failed.
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June 15, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
WHO NEEDS ENEMIES? Things must be getting bad for George Bush when his own affluent supporters bash him. Howard Allen, retired chairman of Southern California Edison and a member of Bush's reelection finance committee, didn't mince words in a Times interview: "The presence of Ross Perot is a strong indication that the Bush Administration has failed, that Congress has failed.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former utility regulator and environmental lawyer John E. Bryson on Thursday was elected chairman and chief executive of Southern California Edison and its holding company, replacing 64-year-old Howard P. Allen, Edison's plain-spoken and colorful chief, who will retire Oct. 1. Bryson is an executive vice president of the electric utility. Directors of SCEcorp, the holding company, also named another executive vice president, Michael R. Peevey, to the post of president, effective Oct. 1.
NEWS
July 22, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the colorful former head of Southern California Edison Co. credited with orchestrating the utility's phenomenal growth into one of the country's top suppliers of electricity, has died. He was 72. Allen, who retired in 1990 after 36 years with Edison, died Monday night at USC University Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1988
The San Diego Clean Air Coalition is concerned with the very possible large increase of air pollution if Southern California Edison takes over the San Diego Gas & Electric power plants. We might find ourselves producing power (with its accompanying pollution) for Orange County and the rest of Edison's service area. Edison President Howard Allen alluded to this when he explained the benefits to his constituents. Our skies are already tinged with brown, and our Encina and South Bay plants could double or triple their pollution.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former utility regulator and environmental lawyer John E. Bryson on Thursday was elected chairman and chief executive of Southern California Edison and its holding company, replacing 64-year-old Howard P. Allen, Edison's plain-spoken and colorful chief, who will retire Oct. 1. Bryson is an executive vice president of the electric utility. Directors of SCEcorp, the holding company, also named another executive vice president, Michael R. Peevey, to the post of president, effective Oct. 1.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard P. Allen, the outspoken and colorful chairman of Southern California Edison Co. and its holding company, said he might leave once he reaches the utility's retirement age of 65 next October, but he added that he will wait until August to decide. In an interview, Allen also confirmed that he met earlier this month with each member of the state Public Utilities Commission to say he was thinking of retiring--even though the company's controversial $2.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1988 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
From the outset, last summer's $2-billion bid by SCEcorp to take over San Diego Gas & Electric had the smell of inevitability about it. One reason was the single-mindedness of Howard P. Allen, the 63-year-old chairman, chief executive and president of SCEcorp, the parent of Southern California Edison. "He's a little bit like a pit bull," said William Ahern, one of Allen's antagonists as head of the public staff division at the California Public Utility Commission.
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