Paul H. Millar was born in Conway and educated in the Little Rock public schools. He received a BSA degree from the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture and a graduate degree from the University of Illinois in Agricultural Economics. Mr. Millar worked one year as the state’s first seed analyst before starting with the Arkansas State Plant Board in 1924 as deputy inspector. A few years later he was made chief inspector. At the time Mr. Millar joined the Plant Board, its duties were primarily regulation and inspection of plants and plant products for insect pests and plant diseases. But over the years, the Plant Board’s responsibilities increased to include crop certification, implementation of the Pure Seed Law and registering of pesticides. In time, the Plant Board took on the responsibilities of feed and fertilizer inspection and was even charged with the licensing of pest operators and tree doctors. His 35-year tenure as chief inspector of the Arkansas Plant Board was seen by many to produce the best regulated seed control in the South, thus creating a climate in which the reputation of Arkansas seedsmen was among the best in the nation. Mr. Millar received many recognitions and awards, among these was a Distinquished Service Award from the Southern Plant Board and Progressive Farmer’s “Man of the Year in Service to Arkansas Agriculture.”