Alton H. Finch graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1925 with a degree in agriculture, specializing in horticulture. He received a Master's degree from Iowa State College and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1929. He worked in Georgia for a short time and then in 1931 went to the Horticulture Department at the University of Arizona. He was Department Head from 1937 until 1945, when he resigned to manage several large citrus tracts and continue his research on problems with citrus fruiting. He was still an active researcher in 1975 at the age of 75.
Stanley Eugene Corder earned his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State in 1950 and 1967. He was a forest products researcher at Oregon State University from 1951 until his death in 1979. He worked as a Research Engineer with the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory from 1951 until 1961 and as Associate Professor of Forest Products and Mechanical Engineer with the Forest Research Laboratory from 1961 until 1979. His research specialities were strength testing and analysis of wood; the study of vibrations in occupied dwellings; and the disposal of wood and bark residues and their utilization as a soil amendment or energy source.
Robert George Rosenstiel was born in Portland, Oregon on 8 April 1910. He received a two year degree from Southern Oregon College of Education at Ashland in 1933, and taught grade and high school at Merrill, Oregon for two years. He received a BS degree in Education in 1937 from Oregon State College. He continued his studies there, receiving a BS degree in General Science and a MS degree in Entomology in 1939. Rosenstiel served as assistant in entomology at OSC from 1939 to 1941. From 1943 to 1946 Rosenstiel held the position of Oregon State Entomologist for the U.S. Public Health Service, headquartered in Corvallis. He briefly attended the University of California at Berkeley and Iowa State College at Ames. He received his Ph.D. in 1950 from the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to OSC in 1946 as Assistant Professor in the Entomology Department, and served as Associate Professor from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. Upon his retirement, he was honored with the title of Associate Professor Emeritus, a title he held until his death on 17 July 1995. His publications included scientific papers and Experiment Station circulars and bulletins, all relating to the control of insect pests on small fruits and berries. In all he was published 26 times during his academic career. His first wife, Ruth died in 1976; his second wife, Mildred and his three sons survived him.
James Franklin Bishop was born 5 September 1912 at Tigard, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in 1934 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Technology. Between 1943 and 1955 Bishop served as Assistant County Agent in Coos County (1943-1944), County Club Agent in Marion County (1944-1947), Umatilla County Club Agent (1947-1949), and as the first City Extension Agent for Salem (1949-1955). Bishop then became a County Extension Agent at Large, a position he held until he resigned in September 1956 to become Public Relations Officer for George Fox College in Newberg. Later, he was employed by the Tigard School District. He was married to Elizabeth O. Bishop, and died July 22, 1997.
Edith Whitelock was born January 14, 1902 in Ontario, Canada. She moved to Oregon with her parents soon afterwards. She graduated from Jefferson High School in Portland, and entered Oregon Agricultural College in the fall of 1920. She graduated from OAC in 1924 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics.
Graduating in 1897 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Clarence Lee Bump lived and worked as a farmer and teacher in Airlie, Oregon. Two members of his family, Chester Allen and Jessie (his wife?), also attended Oregon Agricultural College in the 1920s.