Papers of prominent businessman and writer Paul Shoup, who was president of Southern Pacific Railroad. Contains business and
personal correspondence, business, legal and financial papers, bills and acts of Congress, governmental documents, political
campaign material, minutes of meetings, texts of articles and printed materials covering the period of Shoup's presidency
(1929-32) and vice chairmanship (1932-1938) of the Southern Pacific Company and his interest and involvement with development
and oil companies, notably the Tide Water Oil Group.
Paul Shoup, son of Timothy and Sarah Sumner Shoup, was born in San Bernardino, California on January 8, 1874. While still
in school, he worked delivering newspapers and later as a local correspondent for a Los Angeles paper. He was graduated from
San Bernardino High School in 1891 and afterwards obtained a clerical job in the mechanical department of the Atchinson, Topeka
and Santa Fe Railway at San Bernardino.
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