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Paul F. Douglass, American lawyer, former university president. Bar: Vermont, New York, District of Columbia. Decorated Haakon VII Cross Norway, Order of Ascending Star with Rosette China, Order of Taiguk Republic of Korea. Member Vermont House Representatives, 1937—1941, Vermont Senate, 1941—1943; Member of Cosmos Club (Washington), National Press Club.


Douglass, Paul F. was born on November 7, 1904 in Corinth, New York, United States. Son of Review George C. and Mabel (Parker) Douglass.


AB, Wesleyan University, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University, 1946. Student, University Chicago, 1928.

Student, University Berlin, 1931—1933. AM, University Cincinnati, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cincinnati, 1931.


Reporter Cincinnati Post, 1926—1927, educational editor, 1927—1928. Correspondent Chicago Bureau Christian Science Monitor, 1928—1930. Director, limited jurisdiction & municipal court study Institute Law Johns Hopkins University, Cincinnati, 1930—1931.

Ordained to ministry Mechanical Engineering Church, 1933. Pastor Methodist Church, Poultney, Vermont, 1933—1941. President American University, Washington, 1941—1952.

Professor, political science Rollins College. Director Center Practical Politics Falk Foundation, 1956—1971, Management Corporation America. General counsel Middle Americana Inc., National League Postmasters, 1971—1978.

Member, arbitration panel Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. Chairman Christian Friends of Korea, Settlement House Study Committee United Community Services, 1951—1953. Adviser to president, counsel to ministry foreign affairs, Republic of Korea, 1952—1955.

Chairman national advisory committee, recruitment, training & placement National Recreation Association, 1952—1958. Member Pennsylvania Governors Recreation Council, 1956—1958. Vice president & chairman, finance committee American Recreation Foundation, 1960—1965.

Trustee National Recreation & Park Association, 1965—1975. Chairman, task force on leisure National Council of Churches, 1965—1967.


  • Bar: Vermont, New York, District of Columbia.



Member arbitration panel Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Member Vermont House Representatives, 1937-1939, 39-41, Vermont Senate, 1941-1943. Member numerous professional associations and orgns., past officer several.

Clubs: National Press, Cosmos (Washington).


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Mabel (Parker) Douglass