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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