Paul Fearing (* February 28, 1762 in Wareham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, † August 21 1822 in Marietta, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Federalist Party. From 1801 to 1803 he was a delegate of the Northwest Territory in the House of Representatives of the United States.
Paul Fearing was born in Wareham, Massachusetts. In 1785 he completed his law degree at Harvard University, in 1787 he was admitted to the bar. In May 1788, he moved to Fort Hamar, now a part of Marietta, in the Northwest Territory. There he opened a law office, he was the first lawyer in the former Northwest Territory. In 1797 he was appointed restructuring judge. From 1799 to 1801 he was a member of the Territorial Parliament.
From 1801 to 1803 he was a delegate of the Northwest Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 1802 congressional elections, he could no longer put up for election. He took his work as a lawyer again and was equally active in the fruit and livestock business. Fearing was still working in various legal positions until his death in 1822. He died in Marietta and was buried in the Cemetery Harmer.