Leslie Darvel Lloyd, of Portland, Oregon, graduated from Oregon State College in 1929 with a BS degree in Technical Forestry. He completed a master's degree in tropical forestry at the University of Michigan and had many international assignments advising and assisting in forest management in Central and South America, Asia, and Europe. From 1937 to 1941, he was the forester for the Hawley Pulp and Paper Company. As a student, Lloyd was chairman of the first Fernhopper Day, an annual event for forestry alumni.
George W. Peavy was the first Dean of the School of Forestry at Oregon State College, a position he held from 1913 until 1932. From 1932 until his retirement in 1940, he served as Acting President (1932-1934) and President (1934-1940). In 1947, Peavy was elected mayor of Corvallis, Oregon, and served in that capacity until his death in 1951. Peavy was also a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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