The Army Specialized Training Program was implemented at twenty-two universities during World War II to help meet the increased demand for soldiers trained with technical skills. Physical conditioning was a required part of the ASTP curriculum.
James K. Weatherford graduated from Corvallis College in 1872. Admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1876, he was a prominent defense attorney who served on the OAC Board of Regents from 1886-1929, serving as the Board's president from 1901-1929. Weatherford Hall is named is his honor.