Historian to speak at Jan. SUP dinner


BOUNTIFUL Dr. Royce Allen will be the featured speaker at the Centerville SUP meeting set for Jan. 2 at the Wight House in Bountiful. Dr. Allen, who has published five books about the history of Centerville, will present “A spotlight on Centerville history, 1856-57.”

“Come learn more about our wonder city, Centerville, from the man who knows,” said Brent Schick, a member of the Centerville SUP.

In addition to writing the five books, all after his 2004 retirement, Dr. Allen spent five years on the Centerville City Historical Preservation Commission and received the Historic Preservation Award in 2016.  He wrote and published a song “We’re from Centerville,” which was presented at the Centerville Centennial Celebration in 2015.  Dr. Allen was one of seven authors of the book “Centerville History – Centennial Celebration,” and he did the layout and design for the book.   

Dr. Allen received his Ph.D degree in Sub-nuclear Particle Physics from Utah State University with Graduate Studies at the University of California Berkeley.  He became the Director of the Ocean Science Department at the Naval Research Center in San Diego, then the Assoc. Technical Director for the Navy Undersea Surveillance Programs in Washington, D.C.  He went on to become Vice President of Engineering and Operation, and Chief Engineer of the Unisys Defense Systems and then locally as Vice President of Engineering at L-3 Communications.  He is the author of multiple technical papers and holds patents for both digital and analog computers.

Though attendance at the meeting is free, and open to non-members, there is a charge for dinner. Please call Brent Schick at 801-718-0673 if you are interested in attending this program.

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