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IowaNow Fun Facts Feature: Paul Meintel

The Meintel triplets soon after they were born.Paul Meintel and his triplet sisters are baptized.


Paul Meintel (81BA), administrative services coordinator for the Graduate College, is a fraternal triplet born in 1955 at Dettmer General Hospital in Troy, Ohio. A picture of the triplets was showcased in the maternity wing, and when remodeled a staff member reached out to share the original photo. Paul’s siblings are also UI graduates, Cecilia (84 MSW) and Rosemary (78BS). Paul says that being a triplet is a meaningful part of their lives and the three remain very close.