Paul Daniel King

Paul Daniel King was born to Guy Le Ray and Margaret Honora Buckley King on February 18, 1928 in Portland, Oregon. He had an older sister and brother: Mary Patricia King and Thomas John King. In 1934, the family moved to Los Angeles to provide relief to his father’s health. Paul attended parochial school and Cathedral High School. He then enlisted in the US Navy, and spent most of his Navy time in the Far East, China and Japan aboard the USS Chicago. Following discharge, he attended several colleges, graduating with honors from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo in 1952.

His initial employment was in the Computer Department at Lockheed Aircraft, getting into the computer field in its early infancy. He was then employed by a number of computer firms in design and development of large scale computers. During this time he was granted seven patents on computer design.

At this point, he shifted over to startup companies developing computer based services involving international reservation services, and electronic banking. In addition, he served as a consultant to several major financial institutions in the implementation of home banking and point of sale services. He spent the final fifteen years at Citicorp, ultimately in the Corporate Technology Office overseeing the use of computers and telecommunications in the many Citicorp subsidiaries.

Paul King is survived by his wife Verna M. King, his brother Thomas King and by children from a previous marriage: Paul King Jr of Newport Beach, CA, Jonathan King of Venice, CA, and Stephanie King of Palo Alto, CA, grandchildren Jonathan, Ginevra and Spencer Rojahn of Palo Alto, and Teddy King of Newport Beach, along with the children and grandchildren of his wife Verna King. Paul and Verna were residents of the Valle Verde Retirement community in Santa Barbara where they enjoyed the friendship of many fellow residents.


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