Paul F. Schenck

Paul Fornshell Schenck ( born April 19, 1899 in Miamisburg, Ohio, † November 30, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1951 and 1965 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1908, Paul Schenck came with his family to Dayton. He attended until 1917, the Steele High School, where he taught as a teacher 1917-1919. From 1919 to 1923 he worked as a car mechanic. Then he taught until 1929 the subject at Roosevelt High School in Dayton. At this school, he also led the athletics department. Between 1929 and 1935 he stood in front of the Department of Recreation of the city of Dayton as the Director of Recreation. Since 1935, Schenck was active in the real estate and insurance business. From 1941 to 1950 he was a member, and seven years as chairman of the Education Committee in his hometown. Between 1946 and 1947 he also served as deputy head of the local security committee. He was in the years 1947-1949 in addition Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of Dayton.

Politically, Schenck member of the Republican Party. Following the resignation of Mr Edward G. Breen, he was at the due election for the third seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 6, 1951. After six re- elections he could remain until January 3, 1965 at the Congress. During his time in Congress, the Korean War and domestic politics, the civil rights movement fell. In addition, at that time began the war in Vietnam. Schenck was a member of the Committee on Internal and external trade. In 1964 he was not re-elected. He died on November 30, 1968 in Dayton, where he was also buried.