Lowell Stockman (1901-1962) was a wheat farmer and 1922 graduate of OAC who represented Oregon's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1943-1953. Claude F. Palmer, also a graduate with the Class of 1922, was a past president of both the OSC Alumni Association and the OSC Foundation. Phil Small was an alumnus who owned and operated a local men's clothing store.
Ralph S. Besse was a farm management Extension specialist from 1922-1932, then served as Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1932-1949. From 1949-1953, Besse was Associate Director of the Experiment Station.
Robert W. Henderson received a B.S. in Agronomy in 1938. Henderson served as Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and a Farm Crops faculty member from 1946-1976. Henderson was also known for his love of photography.
George W. Gleeson was a faculty member for the Engineering Department for 40 years, serving as the Head of the Chemical Engineering department and Dean of Engineering from 1944-1970. Gleeson received three degrees from Oregon State University.