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Bob Lundeen Oral History Interviews. July - August 2013

Bob Lundeen Oral History Interviews

Four life history interviews conducted by Chris Petersen.

July - August 2013

Location:  Lundeen residence, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Bob Lundeen (b. 1921-2016) graduated from Oregon State College in 1942 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Lundeen served in the Army Air Corp during World War II as a weather officer stationed in China. After the war, he began working for Dow Chemical Co., eventually rising to the position of Chairman of the Board. Following his retirement from Dow in 1986, he served on the Board of Directors for Tektronix and later became CEO. In retirement Lundeen has made a deep impact at OSU as a donor, an honorary OSU trustee, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the OSU Foundation. Topics covered in the Lundeen interviews include his early life, his experiences during wartime, and his memories of Oregon State College. Other subjects discussed include his long career at Dow, family life, retirement and philanthropy.