Paul was born in 1928 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was educated at Culver Military Academy before going on to receive degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. His military career included fourteen years overseas as a US Air Force logistician, airbase commander in Athens, Greece, and service at the Pentagon before retiring in 1979.
Upon completion of his military career, Paul and his wife, Louise, moved to Loudoun County where he became passionately involved with conservation and Civil War battlefield preservation.
Paul currently serves as chair of the Citizens Committee led by the Loudoun Board of Supervisors for the preservation of the 1863 cavalry battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville.
Paul was instrumental in creating an historic district in Unison and furthering the efforts of the Loudoun County Heritage Preservation Plan to identify, preserve and promote the county’s heritage resources. In 1994, he began an eight-year tenure as chair of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the largest holder of conservation easements in the nation, and increased the number of acres under easement from 80,000 to 250,000. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Mosby Heritage Area, and led the restoration efforts of the Aldie Mill.
Paul and Louise have four children and eight grandchildren.
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