Paul Riherd graduated from Texas A&M College in 1936 with a B.S. degree in Entomology. He received the M.S. degree from the University of Florida in 1938 with an interest in the ecology and control of mosquitoes. In 1939 he joined the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Weslaco conducting research on vegetable insects.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in charge of malaria control. He rejoined the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in 1949 conducting research on control of a variety of insect pests. From 1954 to 1972 he was self employed as a consulting entomologist in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and northern Mexico. He retired near Stephenville, Texas.
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