Paul Romanovsky-Ilyinsky was born in London England back in 1928 to Dmitri and Audrey. His parents divorced in 1937. He attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England, before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. Serving with distinction as a combat photographer during the Korean War, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1953.
He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for 20 years serving on the board of Emery Industries. In 1980, he moved to Palm Beach, Florida where he served on the Palm Beach Council for 10 years before being elected mayor for three terms as a Republican candidate. He resigned in 1999 for health reasons. He died in 2004, he was 76.
What you may not know about Paul is that he was the only child of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, the great-grandson of Tsar Alexander II of Russia and the first cousin one removed of Nicholas II.
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