George Herbert Root, of Wasco, Oregon, attended OAC from about 1902 to 1905 as a mechanical engineering and later agriculture student. He was captain of the 1905 football team. Root came from a family of wheat farmers in the Wasco, Oregon, area. His son, H. Floyd Root, attended OSC about 1931, and two grandsons attended OSU in the early 1960s.
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