Born in Kansas in 1908, Paul Oman received a Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1941. Specializing in the study of insects as vectors of plant diseases, Oman worked for the U.S.D.A. Entomology Research Division before coming to OSU in 1967 to work as a Professor for the Entomology Department. In 1973 Oman was appointed Chairman of the Department and, two years later, he became Professor Emeritus.
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