Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SHAFER, Paul Werntz (1893-1954)

SHAFER, PAUL WERNTZ, a Representative from Michigan; born in Elkhart, Ind., April 27, 1893; moved with his parents to Three Rivers, Mich., and attended the public schools; student at Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich., and studied law by correspondence with the Blackstone Institute of Chicago, Ill.; reporter, editor, and publisher of newspapers in Elkhart, Ind., Battle Creek, Mich., and Bronson, Mich.; member of Indiana State Militia in 1916 and 1917; municipal judge in Battle Creek, Mich., 1929-1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death; had been renominated in the Republican primary election August 3, 1954, to the Eighty-fourth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., August 17, 1954; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959, 10 linear feet and 2 volumes.
Correspondents include Paul W. Shafer.

Papers: In the Marshall L. Cook Papers, 1880-1945, 6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Paul W. Shafer.

Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes.
Correspondents include Paul W. Shafer.

Papers: In the Rebecca Shelley Papers, 1890-1984, 21 linear feet and 1 outsize folder.
Other authors include Paul Werntz Shafer.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Hugh Scott Papers (part 3), 1925-1983, approximately 146,200 items.
Correspondents include Paul W. Shafer.

  • Snow, John Howland, and Paul Werntz Shafer. The Turning of the Tides. [New Canaan, Conn.]: Long House, 1962.
  • United States. 83d Cong., 2d sess., 1954. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Paul Werntz Shafer, late a Representative from Michigan. Eighty-third Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1955.