Sen. Homer Paul, Col. (USMCR-Ret)

Sen. Homer Paul, Col. (USMCR-Ret)

Senator Homer Paul was born in Pauls Valley in 1904, when the area was still known as Indian Territory. His great-grandfather was Smith Paul, founder of Pauls Valley.

In 1924, Sen. Paul graduated from Pauls Valley High School. Two years later, when he was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives at the age of 21, he was the youngest Democrat state representative. In 1932, he was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate where he served four successive terms and served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. He served Pauls Valley and Garvin County in the Oklahoma state legislature for a total of 22 years.

Homer and his wife Helen raised two sons, William and Homer Paul Jr., on the family farm southwest of Pauls Valley. Both boys would go on to graduate from Pauls Valley High School. Sen. Paul died in 1949 at the age of 44.

In 2006, the Sen. Homer Paul Memorial Scholarship was established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation by his sons. The fund supports scholarships for graduating seniors of Pauls Valley High School.

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