Paul H. Todd, Jr.

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Biographical Information

"TODD, Paul Harold, Jr., a Representative from Michigan; born in Kalamazoo, Mich., September 22, 1921; graduated from Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1937; B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1942; served in the United States Army Signal Corps and the Office of Strategic Services, 1942-1945; founder of Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Co. in 1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; chief executive officer, Planned Parenthood Association, 1967-1970; appointed to Governor’s Commission on Ethics and served from 1972-1976; business executive; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on November 18, 2008, in Kalamazoo, Mich. " [1]

"A staunch proponent of family planning, as a US Representative in the 89th Congress, Paul authored the first legislation for the use of US funds for international family planning services. He also served as CEO of Planned Parenthood-World Population (now the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.) from 1967-1970. At the invitation of Pathfinder President Dan Pellegrom, Paul joined the Board of Directors at Pathfinder in 1987, serving as Board Chair from 1998 to 2001, then as an Emeritus Director." [2]

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  1. Paul H. Todd, Jr.,, accessed September 30, 2011.
  2. Pathfinder International Mourns Loss of Paul Todd, Former Board Chair and Long-time Supporter, Pathfinder International, accessed September 30, 2011.