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Oral History Interviews, Personal Histories, and Sound Recordings Collection on Agriculture, Forestry, and Oregon History, 1949-1996

Biographical Note:

George Lincoln Drake (1889-1979) was employed by the U.S. Forest Service from 1910 to 1930 and Simpson Logging Company in the 1930s and 1950s. Ross Finley was the nephew of William A. Finley, the first president of Corvallis College.

Marko Haggard served on the McCall Lecture Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and was a professor of Political Science at Portland State University beginning in 1954. Haggard served as a special assistant to Governor Tom McCall and, later, he and McCall both served as political commentators for KATU television in Portland.

Jacob Henkle led a party of 21 wagons to Benton County, Oregon, in 1953. Robert MacVicar served as President of Oregon State University from 1970 until 1984. Dendrologist Oliver Matthews (1892-1979) traveled extensively in Oregon for more than 40 years in pursuit of trees, particularly the biggest of each species. Donald MacKenzie (b. 1887) worked as laborer, foreman, and logging superintendent with Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Montana from 1909 to 1957.

Harriet Forest Moore received training as a physical therapist at Reed College and served as a physical therapist at several posts immediately following World War I. She later enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College and earned BS (1922) and MS (1924) degrees in vocational education. Moore was Oregon State University's first archivist from 1961 to 1966.

Ben H. Pubols (1899-1978) was born on a farm near West Union, Oregon, and earned a BS in agriculture from Oregon State College in 1926. Kathreen Kirkpatrick Purchase graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1914 and, in 1996, was believed to be the oldest living Oregon State University graduate. Paul Snook was born in Oregon in 1899; he worked with his father, Harmon Snook, on the construction of several Oregon State Campus buildings. His sister was Ella Snook who operated Snook and Traver construction company with her husband Louis Traver.


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