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    Paul George Braunschweiger, of Troy, Miami county, Ohio was born in that city, December 1, 1887, a son of George W. and Sophie (Ellsass) Braunschweiger. George W. Braunschweiger spent his entire life in Troy, dying there April 26, 1909. He and his wife were the parents of the following children: Magdalene now the wife of Clarence E. Veit, of Wapakoneta, Ohio; Miriam, a teacher at the Edwards school; and Paul George, the subject of this review. Paul G. Braunschweiger was educated in the public schools at Troy, and at the University of Michigan. Subsequently he was for ten months, in the year 1909, employed as a salesman by the Allen-Wheeler Company. He resigned from this position when he became deputy county auditor, a position which he filled to the satisfaction of the community until September, 1911. At this time he formed a connection with the Troy Manufacturing Company, with which concern he remained until it went out of business in 1919. On February 1 of that year the Troy Body Company was organized, and Mr. Braunschweiger accepted the position of factory superintendent, in which capacity he is now serving his employers, and his executive ability is recognized by his being a member of the Board of Directors of the, concern. The Troy Body Company, although organized after the signing of the Armistice, was called upon by the Government, and for a time 100 percent. of the factory production was taken by the Government. Mr. Braunschweiger has always taken an active part in political affairs, and has been signally honored by his fellow citizens. In 1909 he was called to fill the unexpired term of his father as city councilman. He was just twenty-one years old at that time, and was the youngest man in the United States to hold a political position of the kind. Since then he has again been honored in being elected to the office of councilman for the term 1918 -1920. Mr. Braunschweiger is prominent in Masonic circles, being a member of Franklin Lodge No. 14, Franklin Chapter No. 24, Franklin Council No. 14, Coleman Commandery No. I7, of which he was commander in 1910, and he is also a member of Dayton Consistory; Antioch Temple; is a Thirty- second Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. Mr. Braunschweiger married Myrtle V. Woodmansee, daughter of Eberly Woodmansee, of Cheyenne, Wyo.

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