1938 – Allaire was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 21, 1938.
1966 – Graduated from Carnegie-Mellon and joined the Xerox Corporation as a financial analyst.
1983 – Promoted to senior vice president and chief staff officer of Xerox.
1986 – Elected as president and a member of the board.
1990 – Became chief executive of Xerox Corporation.
1991 – Became chairman of Xerox Corporation.
1994 – Became Emeritus at the FIRST (U.S. First) and served as chairman of the board.
1996 – Became a member of the board of Glaxo SmithKline Beecham and Lucent.
2000 – Became Chairman of the Board of the Ford Foundation.