Paul Powell (* 1809 in Amherst County, Virginia; † June 10, 1874 in Amherst, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1859 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Paul Powell first attended private school and then studied at Amherst College in Virginia. Later he held in his home several local offices. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1843 and 1849 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In the congressional elections of 1848, Powell was in the fifth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William L. Goggin on March 4, 1849. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 five legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. In 1858 he was not re-elected.
In the years 1863 and 1864 Powell was again a member of the State Parliament. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on June 10, 1874 in Amherst.