Luella Musselman Paul '31 was the daughter of Christian H. and Emma G. Musselman, founders of Musselman Fruit Products (now Knouse Foods). She graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in business administration, then became involved with her father's fruit processing business, in which she eventually became vice president and a member of the Board of Directors. She married General Willard S. Paul in 1958 and served as the College's first lady throughout his presidency. Well known for her philanthropy, she was a member of the advisory committee for the Emma G. Musselman Foundation.
Mrs. Paul was honored by the College with the Alumni Meritorious Service Award for her work as a leader in the community, an industrial executive, College trustee, and former first lady. She was involved locally as the president of the YWCA, and as a member of the board of directors of the Community Chest, the executive board of the Woman's League of Gettysburg College, the American Association of University Women, Triology Club, and Soroptimist Club.