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    Louis Paul, ex-sheriff of Miami county, ex-chief of police of Troy, and one of the heroes of the flood of 1913, is now engaged in the tire and accessory business at Troy, at which place he was born January 10, 1870, a son of Louis and Anna (Scissler) Paul. Louis Paul, the elder, was a member of the Seventy-first regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the war between the North and the South, and sustained a wound at Pittsburgh Landing. For a number of years subsequently he was proprietor of the old Galt House, at Main and Cherry streets, Troy, and died January 8, 1876, being survived by his widow until December 8, 1888. Both were laid to rest in the cemetery at Troy. Their children were: Charles; Edward, of Chicago, whose son, Edward Paul, Jr., was a soldier with the American Expeditionary Forces, and saw service in France during the great World war; Anna, who is the wife of Frank Clements, and Louis. Louis Paul, the younger, graduated from the Troy High School and for some years was engaged in business as the proprietor of a popular and successful restaurant. In 1910 he was elected sheriff of Miami county, and his record during his first administration caused his re-election in 1912. In the following year during the great flood, he proved one of the outstanding heroes of the catastrophe, rendering valuable assistance and performing numerous deeds of bravery. He was appointed chief of police of Troy in 1916 and continued to act in that capacity until December 31, 1919, since which time he has been engaged in business at Troy as the proprietor of an automobile tire and accessory business. A man of broad and charitable views and tendencies, Mr. Paul is popular with all of his fellow-citizens and is loved by many for his human qualities and his unfailing good humor. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Martin Jenkins, of St. Paris, Ohio, and while they have had no children of their own, they have reared a nephew and niece of Mrs. Paul and have also assisted other children of worthy parents in gaining an education. Fraternally, Mr. Paul is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. During the war period he was active in assisting the Government in promoting the various war movements, and in this was loyally and energetically seconded by his popular and estimable wife.

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