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Paul Fornshell SCHENCK

(1899-1968)

SCHENCK, Paul Fornshell, a Representative from Ohio; born in Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio, April 19, 1899; moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1908 and graduated from Steele High School in 1917; two years of college training; teacher in Steele High School 1917-1919; automotive service business from 1919 to 1923; automotive training teacher and faculty manager of athletics at Roosevelt High School, 1923 to 1929; director of recreation, city of Dayton, 1929-1935; established own real estate, mortgage loan, and insurance business in September 1935; member of the board of education 1941-1950, serving as president for seven years; vice chairman of the Dayton Safety Council in 1946 and 1947; president Dayton Real Estate Board 1947-1949; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward F. Breen; reelected to the Eighty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (November 6, 1951-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate in 1964 for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress; died in Dayton, Ohio, November 30, 1968; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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