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Paul O. Halme

Paul Halme was born in Los Angeles, California, to Finnish immigrant parents, the late Rev. Omar G. and Saimi K. Halme. Rev. Halme was one of the founders of Finlandia Foundation. Paul is a graduate of UCLA, Hastings College of Law (UC), and served in the military as USAF Captain (JAG).

He and his wife, Susan Darling Halme, reside in Solvang, California, where he is a partner in the law firm of Halme and Clark, and she is the owner of The Solvang Bakery. They have four children (Maili, Melissa, Matthew and Morgan) and 10 grandchildren.

Paul currently serves as chair of the board for the Paloheimo Foundation supporting the Pasadena Museum of History; El Rancho de las Golondrinas in La Cienega, New Mexico; Finlandia Foundation National; Leonora ja Yrjo Paloheimo Säätiö of Järvenpää, Finland; Autry National Center and Historic Southwest Museum in Los Angeles; School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan.