Sunday, August 01, 1999

The Paul Flory file

        • Born: May 31, 1922, Stanfordville, N.Y.

        • Family: Married Carolyn Nelson (March 1, 1952); children are Bruce Flory, 42; Ann Flory, 44; Susan Dean 45; four grandchildren.

        • Growing up: Father was Protestant minister, died in 1965; mother died of pneumonia in 1930; four sisters and one brother (all deceased); raised in Dayton, moved after sophomore year of high school to Higginsport, Ohio, area.

        • Education: Higginsport High School; Ohio University (one year); Yale University (three years), graduated 1945

        • Naval career: 1945-46, navigator on Landing Ship Tanks in Pacific Ocean, near Phillipines, Guam, Okinawa

        • Boyhood hero: Brother Bruce (for whom his son is named), who died of heart attack while playing tennis in 1980. “He was 4 years older and everything he did seemed to be magic.”

        • Great influence: Yale University. “By far. The caliber of students, the interest of the professors ...”

        • Most impressive person he's met: Dr. Harold Hillenbrand, former executive director of American Dental Association. “Incredible, unbelievable intellect.”

        • Reading now: Wait Till Next Year, Doris Kearns Goodwin

        • Favorite movie: Driving Miss Daisy

        • Last movie: You've Got Mail

        • Favorite TV show: C-SPAN, any Ken Burns' documentary

        • Favorite singer: Cecilia Bartoli, Italian opera

        • Favorite song: Navy Hymn

        • Car radio tuned to: WGUC-FM (90.9), WLW-AM (700)

        • Favorite restaurant: Maisonette

        • Sports fan: Attends Bengals, Reds, UC and Xavier basketball games


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