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Paul Bonner Modlish

Paul Bonner Modlish, American welding supply company executive. Decorated Bronze Star Combat Infantry Badge with Wreath.


  • Modlish, Paul Bonner was born on January 12, 1922 in Jennings, Louisiana, United States. Son of Gus Peter and Helen Cecile (Daugherty) Modlish.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Music, Oberlin College, 1943. SMM, Union Theological Seminary, 1952.


    • Instructor College Wooster, Ohio, 1946—1949. Assistant professor Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1954—1958. Truck driver, salesman G.P. Modlish, Inc., Jennings, 1958—1966, president, general manager, since 1966.


    Trustee Public Affairs Research Council, Baton Rouge, 1984—1985. Past chairman American Red Cross, Jennings. Lay minister 1st Christian Church, 1966—1983.

    Moderator Christian Church Louisiana, 1979—1980. Trustee United Methodist Church, Jennings, 1986—1988. Past chairman Selective Service Board.

    Member of American Welding Society, Rotary Club (honorary. Past president).


    • Married Margaret Russell McMahan, February 19, 1944 (divorced 1956). 1 child Maureen Russell. Married Dorothy Ruth Hibbs, June 18, 1961.
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    Born January 12, 1922
    • 1943
      Oberlin College
    • 1952
      Union Theological Seminary
    • 1946 - 1949
      Instructor, College Wooster
      Ohio, United States
    • 1954 - 1958
      assistant, professor Central College
      Fayette, Alabama, United States
    • 1958 - 1966
      truck driver
      Jennings, Louisiana, United States