Yep, Oregon has a president that attended one of Oregon’s best colleges and it wasn’t Oregon State or University of Oregon, it was Pacific Academy. OK, now I can see all of you Oregon residents turning to each other and saying, “Pacific Academy, don’t you mean Pacific University?” Nope, it was Pacific Academy and is now better known as George Fox College.
Many famous people have graduated from George Fox. One that I’ve loved for years, because of his comedy radio show, was Dr. Demento who brought us “Weird” Al Yankovic and many other great comedy geniuses. But, who was the president that attended but didn’t graduate from George Fox? President Herbert Hoover, our countries 31st president. He attended Pacific for two years before working as an office assistant at his uncle’s real estate office in Salem, Oregon! Yep, we had a president that worked in the real estate industry.
President Hoover lived a hard life, having been left an orphan at age nine, but he certainly didn’t let that hold him back and he showed that even in the face of adversity that you can do anything you set your mind to!
Information obtained from Wikipedia and the Oregon Historical Society.
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