Lucy T. Allen is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly. She represented the state's forty-ninth House district, including constituents in Franklin, Halifax and Nash counties, from her first election in 2002 through 2010. Allen is a former teacher from Louisburg, North Carolina, and served as the mayor of Louisburg. From 1972-1980, Allen served as a member of the Franklin County Board of Education. Allen is an Episcopalian.
Allen also served as a member of the Franklin County Board of Education, Mayor of Louisburg, North Carolina, a member of the Electricities Board of Directors, and was President of the League of Municipalities. During her time in the assembly she was Chairman of the Environment Committee for two terms and served as a co-chair of the Environmental Review Commission.
In 2010, Allen resigned from the legislature to accept an appointment to the state Utilities Commission, effective April 12. John May was appointed as her replacement in the House.
We hope the public will offer ideas about how we can best present the local history of each region we visit. We also welcome suggestions about artifacts that we might want to exhibit in the new museum.
They're passing through, and this is the one place they can learn about the state, about blues, civil rights, the Civil War, cotton ... and also the history and significance of this National Historic Landmark.