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.
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.