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Paul Hardman died January 5, 1996 at Fort Miley after complications from hearr surgery.
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Mr. Hardman was born Feb. 19, 1923, in New York. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5.
  
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After serving in the Pacific, he received an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945.
  
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Hardman received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in history from the One Institute in Los Angeles. He turned his doctoral dissertation into a book (Hardman, Paul D. Homoaffectualism: Male bonding from Gilgamesh to the present. San Francisco: NF Division, GLB Publishers, 1993.)  In the post-war years, he and his lifetime companion, interior designer Warren Kopp, operated an antique shop. He also served as a vice president at Crocker Bank.
  
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In the 1970s and early 1980s, Hardman published the California Voice, a San Francisco gay newspaper. In 1984, he founded the Alexander Hamilton Post, the country's first American Legion post with a gay and lesbian focus, which played an active role in the national battle over gays and lesbians in the military.
 
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Paul Hardman, who was founder and commander of the gay and lesbian Alexander Hamilton Post No. 448 of the American Legion, died January 5, 1996 at Fort Miley after complications from hearr surgery.
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Mr. Hardman was born Feb. 19, 1923, in New York. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5.
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In 1940, he joined the Navy. After serving in the Pacific, he received an honorable discharge in 1945.
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Mr. Hardman received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in history from the One Institute in Los Angeles. In the post-war years, he and his lifetime companion, interior designer Warren Kopp, operated an antique shop. He also served as a vice president at Crocker Bank.
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In the summer of 1987, Hardman met William A. Percy in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.   Hardman subsequently introduced Percy to Arther Warner, Wayne Dynes and Warren Johansson, leading to Percy's collaboration with Dynes, Johansson and Stephen Donaldson on the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality.  
  
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Hardman published the California Voice, a San Francisco gay newspaper. In 1984, he founded the Alexander Hamilton Post, the country's first American Legion post with a gay and lesbian focus, which played an active role in the national battle over gays and lesbians in the military.
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Hardman also served on the board of the Society for Individual Rights and, along with Dynes, on the board of the American Association for Personal Privacy founded by Warner.
  
Mr. Hardman also served on the board of the Society for Individual Rights and the American Association for Personal Privacy. He was executive director of the Pride Center at 333 Grove Street and served as president of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission.
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Hardman was executive director of the Pride Center at 333 Grove Street and served as president of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission.
In addition to Mr. Kopp, Mr. Hardman is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hardman of San Mateo and Barry Hardman of San Diego, and his sister, Jean Langan of Berlin, Md.
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In addition to Kopp, Mr. Hardman is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hardman of San Mateo and Barry Hardman of San Diego, and his sister, Jean Langan of Berlin, Md.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:32, 20 November 2011

Obit from the SF Chronicle:

Paul Hardman died January 5, 1996 at Fort Miley after complications from hearr surgery. Mr. Hardman was born Feb. 19, 1923, in New York. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5.

After serving in the Pacific, he received an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945.

Hardman received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in history from the One Institute in Los Angeles. He turned his doctoral dissertation into a book (Hardman, Paul D. Homoaffectualism: Male bonding from Gilgamesh to the present. San Francisco: NF Division, GLB Publishers, 1993.) In the post-war years, he and his lifetime companion, interior designer Warren Kopp, operated an antique shop. He also served as a vice president at Crocker Bank.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Hardman published the California Voice, a San Francisco gay newspaper. In 1984, he founded the Alexander Hamilton Post, the country's first American Legion post with a gay and lesbian focus, which played an active role in the national battle over gays and lesbians in the military.

In the summer of 1987, Hardman met William A. Percy in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Hardman subsequently introduced Percy to Arther Warner, Wayne Dynes and Warren Johansson, leading to Percy's collaboration with Dynes, Johansson and Stephen Donaldson on the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality.

Hardman also served on the board of the Society for Individual Rights and, along with Dynes, on the board of the American Association for Personal Privacy founded by Warner.

Hardman was executive director of the Pride Center at 333 Grove Street and served as president of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission. In addition to Kopp, Mr. Hardman is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hardman of San Mateo and Barry Hardman of San Diego, and his sister, Jean Langan of Berlin, Md.


Obit from SFGate.com

OBITUARY -- Paul Hardman January 15, 1996

Paul Hardman, who was founder and commander of the gay and lesbian Alexander Hamilton Post No. 448 of the American Legion, died January 5 at Fort Miley after complications from surgery.

Mr. Hardman was born Feb. 19, 1923, in New York. His family moved to the Bay Area when he was 5.

In 1940, he joined the Navy. After serving in the Pacific, he received an honorable discharge in 1945.

Mr. Hardman received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in history from the One Institute in Los Angeles. In the post-war years, he and his lifetime companion, interior designer Warren Kopp, operated an antique shop. He also served as a vice president at Crocker Bank.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Hardman published the California Voice, a San Francisco gay newspaper. In 1984, he founded the Alexander Hamilton Post, the country's first American Legion post with a gay and lesbian focus, which played an active role in the national battle over gays and lesbians in the military.

Mr. Hardman also served on the board of the Society for Individual Rights and the American Association for Personal Privacy. He was executive director of the Pride Center at 333 Grove Street and served as president of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission.

In addition to Mr. Kopp, Mr. Hardman is survived by his brothers, Joseph Hardman of San Mateo and Barry Hardman of San Diego, and his sister, Jean Langan of Berlin, Md.

A memorial celebration of Paul Hardman's life will be held at the War Memorial Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 207, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 3. Donations can be made to: Alexander Hamilton Post No. 448, P.O. Box 31428, San Francisco, CA 94131- 0428.

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