A successful banker, proud veteran and active philanthropist

Homer Paul was born in 1932 and raised on his family's farm southwest of Pauls Valley, the town that bears his family's name. He attended Pauls Valley Public Schools and was known to be an outstanding student and athlete.

Homer received his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1954, and soon after graduating, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served on active duty for two years in Korea and Japan.

Released from active duty in 1956, he then decided to enter the OU College of Law, where he received his juris doctorate degree. Homer decided to pursue a career in banking and successfully led two banks to become substantial financial institutions.

He is a past president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and former chairman of the Oklahoma Finance Authorities. Presently, he is a board member of Chickasaw Nation Industries, a role in which he has made many positive contributions.

An active philanthropist, Homer regularly gives to the OU College of Arts and Sciences, the OU College of Law and Oklahoma State University. He also co-founded an endowment to fund an annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding, college-bound student of Pauls Valley High School.

A proud Marine, Homer has risen to the rank of colonel. He started the Naval Reserves Officers Training Corps at OU and received the OU College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has also been a Rotarian for 51 years.