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Paul Robert Hafer

Paul Robert Hafer, museum executive, tree farm executive.


  • Hafer, Paul Robert was born on November 7, 1910 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Franklin and Elizabeth O. (Goranflo) Hafer.

  • Education

    • Student, Lehigh University, 1933.


    • President Boyertown Auto Body Works, Pennsylvania, 1932—1972, chairman board, 1972—1983. President Boyertown Body & Equipment Company, 1945—1972, chairman board, 1972—1983. President Battronic Truck Corporation, Boyertown, 1962—1972, chairman board, 1972—1983.

      Founder Museum History Vehicles, Boyertown, from 1963. Founder, chairman board Hafer Foundation, from 1965. Owner, operator Hafer Tree Farm, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, from 1975.

      Director emeritus National Bank Boyertown, from 1984. Director Suburban Airlines, Reading, 1975—1986. Patentee Electric Vehicle Systems, 1972.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors North-East Region Boy Scouts American, 1968, national advisory board, from 1986, History Foundation Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1983. Director, chairman Trust Development Commission, Hawk Mountain Council Boy Scouts American, from 1982. Director, vice president Berks County History Society, Reading, 1968.

    Founder, president Boyertown Area Community Trust, from 1982. Founder Museum History Vehicles, Boyertown, from 1963. Chairman building commission Berks County History Society, from 1984, vice president, from 1970.

    Elder Good Shepherd United Church Christ, Boyertown, 1968—1984. Secretary National United Church Christ Scouters Association, from 1985. Member of Masons, Rotary, Lions (honorary), Lions (life).



    Golf, travel, music.


    • Married Erminie Florence Shaeffer Hafer, October 7, 1933.
    • father: Franklin Hafer
    • mother: Elizabeth O. (Goranflo) Hafer
    • spouse: Erminie Florence Shaeffer Hafer
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    Born November 7, 1910
    Died October 24, 2004
    (aged 93)
    • 1933
      Lehigh University
    • 1932 - 1972
      President, Boyertown Auto Body Works
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1962 - 1972
      president, Battronic Truck Corporation
      Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1975 - 1986
      director, Suburban Airlines
      Reading, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
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