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George J. and Florence Badura Collection, 1921-1947

Biographical Note:

George J. Badura enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in fall 1919, attended for 4 academic years, and earned a BS in Commerce in June 1923. He had completed 4 years of military service, from 1915 to 1919, before enrolling at OAC. Badura was born in Portland, Oregon, on September 27, 1896; he died in 1975. Florence Bedell enrolled at OAC in fall 1920 and attended for 2 academic years (1920-1921 and 1921-1922) as a student in Commerce; she did not complete a degree at OAC. Florence was born in Dos Palos, California, on December 27, 1902; she attended Alsea (Oregon) High School before enrolling at OAC. George and Florence were married soon after George graduated from OAC and moved to Kalispell, Montana.

In 1925, George was made head of the commercial department at Fortuna (California) Union High School and was promoted to principal in 1927. He specialized in business instruction and was instrumental in organization of a state executive council for California commercial teachers. He developed a successful Adult Evening School at Fortuna High school and was active in business, civic, and community organizations.

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