He came to Princeton from the Landon School, where he played football, basketball, baseball, track, and golf.
At Princeton he played freshman football and basketball, varsity golf (captain), and was varsity basketball manager. He majored in psychology and was a member of Cannon Club. He roomed with Dave Dickey, Jack Sapoch, Julian McCaull, and Jacques de Spoelberch.
After graduation he joined the Navy Officer Candidate School, trained in photo intelligence, and was assigned to a CIA unit as naval liaison. Paul was deeply involved in the Cuban missile crisis. In 1962 he went into the family lumber business, and in 1963 he and Sally married. He sold the business in 1989 and started a second successful career in real-estate investment.
A major source of pride was the Landon School. Paul served on its board of trustees and his son and a grandson graduated from the school. He was instrumental in establishing the school’s current ethics program by leading the fundraising effort to endow the Paul Landon Banfield Endowed Chair in Ethics. The program has become a national model for independent schools.
Paul is survived by his wife, Sally; son Rocky; daughter Kelly; and five grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.