Walker, Paul A. | 1945
- Birth and Death Year | 1881 - 1965
- Induction Year | 1945
- Profession | Educator
- Oklahoma Connection | Walter entered the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1905.
- Hometown | Oklahoma City
“[He was] the ideal public servant…Mr. Incorruptible who steered the regulation of radio and TV through their infancy without one accusation of favoritism or design to help one group over another.” - Senator Mike Monroney
Paul Walker became an original member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when the agency was created in 1934, and was regarded as “the father of educational television.”
Paul Atlee Walker was born in Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Chicago in 1909, and received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1912. He was a principal at Shawnee High School before returning to OU as an instructor. While at OU he served as chairman of the Student Committee that secured state appropriations for the school’s law building, which was dedicated in 1914.