Biography of Paul J. Collier
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Paul J. Collier. Among the representative young business men of Salem is Paul J. Collier, local agent for the Dodge automobile. He was born at New Bedford, Pa., Aug. 4, 1896, and is the son of William J. and Harriet (Brownlee) Collier. The former is deceased and the latter lives in Youngstown, Ohio.

Paul J. Collier grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and attended the public schools there. When 13 years of age he entered the employ of the Erie Railroad, and remained with that company until 1921, at which time he became interested in the automobile business in Youngstown. He was identified with the Van Baalen Automobile Company, Dodge dealers of that city, as office manager and service manager. Mr. Collier came to Salem in 1923 and established the Collier Automobile Company. He has the agency for the Dodge car in Salem and seven townships of Columbiana County, and has established an excellent record, selling 75 new cars during the past year, as well as a large number of used automobiles. An attractive and spacious salesroom is located at 146 East Main Street and there is also an up to date garage in connection with the business. Mr. Collier handles a complete line of automobile accessories and sells General tires and tubes.

Mr. Collier was married in June, 1920, to Miss Helen Gunst, of Youngstown, Ohio, and they have a son, William, born March 3, 1925.

In politics Mr. Collier is an independent voter. He holds membership in the Christian Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club of Salem and the Chamber of Commerce.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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