PAUL O. REYMANN, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Paul O. Reymann, president of the Real Estate Service Company, Wheeling, W. Va., has in various important ways taken a directing share in the development of Wheeling, its prosperity and its civic well-being. Mr. Reymann, who is at present also a director of the National Batik of West Virginia and otherwise interested in large business enterprises, is a builder in every fine sense of that word, -a pioneer street railway builder as long ago as 1900, an eminent financier of the city of Wheeling, a community developer in his capacity as real estate investor and home-builder, and finally, in every large civic movement as a foremost worker, with special emphasis on his work for the advancement of public education.
In 1900 Mr. Reymann rebuilt and financed the operation of the Wheeling and Elm Grove Railway Company, operating electric railway service, and was president from 1901 to 1904. He was an early financier of Wheeling, and has been continuously active in business and financial circles of this community.
He was elected three times as a member of the Wheeling Board of Education and was president from 1919 to 1923. His work for public education has been a valuable influence on the whole civic life.
Mr. Reymann is a leading breeder of pure bred Ayrshire cattle, having served from 1921 to 1923 as president of the Ayrshire Breeders Association of America, of which he is now a director, and is a past director of the National Dairy Association of Chicago.
He was born in Wheeling, October 8, 1867, son of R. Reymann and Ellen Beek Reymann. He attended Wheeling Public Schools, Milwaukee High School, and Johns Hopkins University. On July 9, 1904, he married Blanche Louise Keating of Whitman, Mass. Their children are: Elizabeth, Nelda, Louise, Paula, George and Edward.
Home: Pleasant Valley, National Road. Office: National Bank of West Virginia Building.