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LaMont Matthews Oral History Interview. July 1, 2015

LaMont Matthews Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

July 1, 2015

Location:  Matthews residence, North Albany, Oregon.

LaMont Matthews (b. 1934) graduated from Oregon State College in 1956, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a senior at Oregon State, Matthews began working part-time at a local engineering firm called Cornell, Howell, Hayes, and Merryfield. The thirtieth employee hired by what was later known as CH2M Hill, Matthews spent nearly fifty years as an engineer, project manager and executive with the company, ultimately rising to the position of Vice President of Industrial and Energy Systems and serving on the CH2M Hill Board of Directors. His interview is largely devoted to reflections on Matthews' many years at the company, with memories of undergraduate engineering study at OSC included as a secondary topic.