||Paul Martin [1958-1964], played by Hugh Reilly
Paul is the husband of Ruth and the adoptive father of Timmy. He is an agricultural college graduate, and, in his first appearance on the show in the fourth season (1957), he and his wife Ruth buy the Miller farm and adopt Timmy. Paul is a level-headed, realistic man with strong moral principles. He eschews Uncle Petrie's tale spinning and wants Timmy to grow up a practical boy. Paul flew 22 missions in WWII and was stationed in England. He pays a visit to his alma mater years after graduation with Timmy who gets into some serious mischief. Paul is a volunteer firefighter with the Calverton Volunteer Fire Department, and is quick to protect his family when troubles (whether natural or man-made) strike the farm. In his final apperance (1964), Paul and his family emigrate to Australia to teach agriculture. Lassie is left in the care of neighbor Cully Wilson, and the Martin family never appears again on the show.
Left: Hugh Reilly as Paul Martin.