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TERRY G. PAUP

 

TERRY G. PAUP  

Terry G. Paup, of Washington, D.C., died September 27, 2013 of pulmonary disease. Mr. Paup, 74, was an attorney who practiced law both in the District and in Kansas. Mr. Paup was born in Wichita, Kansas on December 25, 1938, son of the late Harold and Dorothy Paup. He graduated from Wichita University in 1960, where he was named one of the five Senior Honor Men. Thereafter, he attended graduate school at Columbia University and law school at the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 1965. In 1966, Mr. Paup joined the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, specializing in price-discrimination cases. In 1969, Mr. Paup returned to Wichita and practiced law there until the late 90's. In 1972, as a sole practitioner Mr. Paup brought a civil rights suit on behalf of 71 African American train porters against the Santa Fe Railroad and the United Transportation Union, alleging the porters had been unlawfully denied promotional opportunities. After 13 years of hard-fought litigation, Mr. Paup's clients were awarded $8.2 million in damages. As the court noted in a later case, Mr. Paup succeeded in showing that the railroad and the union had "adopted and maintained" an intentionally discriminatory seniority system that denied the porters the right to seek promotion to higher-paying positions. Following his retirement in 2000, Mr. Paup returned to the Washington area where in 2004, he married Kathleen J. Mullen. Until Mr. Paup's recent illness, the couple divided their time between Washington and Rome, where Ms. Mullen had previously served as Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in the American Embassy. Mr. Paup's previous marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Paup is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen, his brother, Michael, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered at Annunciation Church, 3810 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a . Online condolences may be made at



Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2013
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