Related Information for Paul BlestPaul R.J. Blest, (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), also known as P.B. and to the public (but never to friends and intimates) as Paulie. According to Blesthimself, his last name is pronounced “Bl-est.”[2] He was the 26th President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement, as well as being the youngest President in United States’s history. read more