Paul Calvin Visser is a former mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan, serving as the last mayor selected under Flint's 1929 charter.
He Grew up in the outskirts of Flint Michigan with nine brothers and two sisters. Attended Wentworth and Tanner elementary schools and Kearsley High School graduating in 1954. Was an apprentice and then journeyman electrician 1954/1966, served as an assistant to US congressman Donald Riegle 1966/1971. Joined The Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. as an agent in 1971. Earned Chartered Life Underwriter designation(CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC) and Master of Science in financial services from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He received numerous insurance industry awards including Flint Agent of the year 13 times and Million Dollar Round Table achievement for 25 years. Paul served as the president of the Mass Mutual national Agents Association in late 1980s. Community activities included positions with United Way, Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army and as president of the Flint Rotary Club. Paul was the founding Chairman of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and played an important role in its early success. Paul and his wife Margaret retired to Charlevoix, MI in 1997.
In 1966, Visser ran for Michigan state house of representatives 82nd District. From 1973 to 1975, he was selected by his fellow City Commissioners as Mayor.
|Preceded by |
Francis E. Limmer
|Mayor of Flint |
|Succeeded by |
(James W. Rutherford)
(1st Strong Mayor)