Former Plano Mayor Jonas Alton Allman dies, city says

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) presents former Mayor Jonas Alton Allman with a key to the city in 2014. The city reported Feb. 24, 2020, that Allman had died. (Courtesy city of Plano)
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) presents former Mayor Jonas Alton Allman with a key to the city in 2014. The city reported Feb. 24, 2020, that Allman had died. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (right) presents former Mayor Jonas Alton Allman with a key to the city in 2014. The city reported Feb. 24, 2020, that Allman had died. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Jonas Alton Allman, who served as Plano mayor from 1962-64, died Feb. 5 at the age of 88, according to the city.

The city of Plano will fly a flag at half mast Feb. 24 at the Plano Municipal Center to honor Allman, city spokesperson Steve Stoler said.


Allman had been previously honored in 2014 by Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, who presented Allman with a key to the city at the current mayor's annual community address.

Council Member Rick Smith is expected to read a city proclamation at Allman’s memorial service. The service will begin 1 p.m. March 7 at Freedom Church, 2435 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional information about Allman.
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By Daniel Houston

Daniel Houston covers Plano city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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