John Paul

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

John Paul

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post.  My intent is to put a smile on your face.  Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know.  Now sit back and enjoy.

John was born in Bahia, Brazil back in 1910 to the Reverend and Mrs. Charles. They were American missionaries. He graduated from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. He went on to get a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. And a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.

He entered the Army Air Corps in 1944 as a medical doctor. He was assigned to test various oxygen systems for aircraft flying above 40,000 feet. Having solved that problem, he was next assigned to tackle the problems of deceleration. It was widely held the human body could withstand a force no greater than 18 g’s however John Paul Stapp proved the human body was much more resilient. His testing showed the body could withstand forces of around 46 g’s, more than double of what was thought. For his research he was recognized with medals from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Franklin Institute and was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame, the New Mexico Museum of Space History plus a few others. He retired a full colonel from the Army. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.  

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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Never heard of him, but sounds like he accomplished a lot!

May 07, 2016 09:19 PM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

You are really sharing obscure people with us who deserve recognition   Thanks and have a wonderful day 

May 07, 2016 09:22 PM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Another really interesting story about someone I never heard of.

May 07, 2016 09:22 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Not familiar with him.  The first person I thought of was a Pope.

May 07, 2016 09:25 PM #4
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. Have never heard the name, he sure did accomplish much in his life.

May 07, 2016 09:29 PM #5
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Never heard of him - thx for sharing - kidna of obscure though I think?

May 07, 2016 09:37 PM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Great accomplishments and may the force be with you!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 07, 2016 10:31 PM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Never heard of this guy or his research. A normal day reading your blogs. Enjoy your day!

May 07, 2016 10:59 PM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James ...

Some interesting information on John Paul and have a wonderful Sunday!

May 08, 2016 02:19 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I love that these are somewhat obscure because how else would we learn!  Larry, former F-4 pilot, would have to thank him for this discovery. 

May 08, 2016 02:24 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


John Paul really contributed to the field of aviation...This was a fun one.  A

May 08, 2016 02:47 AM #11
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

James Dray Thank you for sharing the accompli of John Paul.

May 08, 2016 11:20 AM #12
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Your stories are always interesting. Thanks for sharing the story of John Paul Shapp.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 08, 2016 01:33 PM #13
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting James.  I had no clue we could withstand up to 46 g's.  That would really hurt, I think.

May 08, 2016 09:18 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

A nice example of contributions possible from an educated mind and work experience. John Paul did well.


May 10, 2016 06:20 AM #15
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