Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center
George W. Peavy: Friend of Man, Forester of the West, 1869–1951
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1869: Born November 12, on a farm near Howell, Michigan.

1895: Received bachelor's degree, University of Michigan. Public school principal, Flint, Michigan.

1905: Received master of forestry degree, University of Michigan. Began work in experimental reforestation for the US Forest Service in California; promoted to forest inspector.

1910: Became head of Forestry Department, Oregon Agricultural College.

1911: Became member of Oregon State Board of Forestry.

1913: Appointed Dean of Forestry, Oregon Agricultural College.

1916: Elected to the Corvallis School Board.

1925: Became supervisor of Oregon Forest Nursery.

1926: Attended International Forestry Congress in Rome, Italy.

1930: Assistant Editor of The Journal of Forestry.

1934: Appointed seventh president of Oregon State College.

1936: Awarded honorary Sc.D. degree, University of Michigan.

1937: Awarded honorary LL.D. degree, Willamette University.

1940: Designated President Emeritus, OSC, and Dean Emeritus, School of Forestry.

1942: Appointed civil defense coordinator, Benton County.

1947: Elected mayor of Corvallis.

1951: Died June 24, in Corvallis, Oregon.