Paul Yost Sr. moved to Washington, D.C. from Charlotte, N.C. where he worked for the Agriculture Department. He later joined the Metropolitan Police Department and was assigned to the White House where he retired in 1967 as a Captain.Back to Hall of Fame
Paul and his family lived in San Clemente, California several years and have now relocated to the Annapolis, Maryland area.
Paul began his bowling career in February of 1950 when he helped to organize the White House Bowling League. He became a charter member and the league's first President. He also held all offices in the league. He was also the first president of and helped to organize the Double-Couples League at Bowl America Silver Hill in 1960. Paul became a certified instructor for the American Junior Bowling Congress in 1963 and spent considerable time in this endeavor for several years.
Paul was elected to the Washington City Tenpin Bowling Association as a Director in 1952 and was later elected a Vice-President in 1960. He became the Association's Fifteenth President in 1964, during which time the Association experienced considerable growth.
Paul was directly responsible for accepting General Vaughan's offer for the White House Police to use President Truman's two bowling lanes. He was instrumental in having the White House Lanes certified for membership in the American Bowling Congress and thereby becoming affiliated with the Washington City Tenpin Bowling Association. Many bowling stars of the time were brought to the White House Lanes for exhibitions, this having been arranged by Paul.
Paul's contribution to the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association (formerly the Washington City Tenpin Bowling Association) during his twelve years as a Director, Vice-President and President, was a sincere dedication to improve the game of bowling. This dedication was very evident during the Association's struggling years in the early 1950s. During Paul's travels across the country, he talks and promotes the game of bowling and is in every way "Mr. Ambassador of Bowling."
These and many other efforts have earned Paul L. Yost Sr. an induction to the Nation's Capital Area Bowling Association HALL OF FAME.