George Edmonston

George P. Edmonston Jr. holds degrees in history from Louisiana State University and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1986, George served as editor of Oregon State University's alumni magazine, Oregon Stater, for 20 years. Now retired, George enjoys his current role as the magazine's history and traditions editor. In 2003, he co-authored the book, Tales from Oregon State Sports. His feature stories on Oregon and OSU history have appeared in The Oregonian, the Salem Statesman-Journal, the Albany Democrat-Herald, the Corvallis Gazette-Times and The Newberg Graphic. From 2007-2009 he was a member of the board of trustees of the Benton County Historical Society.

Author's Entries

  • A-dec (Austin Dental Equipment Co.)

    A-dec is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment. The company designs, builds, and markets much of the equipment used in dental operatories, including chairs, stools, delivery systems, dental lights, and cabinetry. Its dealers and customers extend to over 100 countries, with major international marketing centers in the …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Harvey Wade Halbrook (1933-1988)

    When Harvey Wade “Swede” Halbrook stepped on the basketball court at Oregon State College (now Oregon State University) in 1953, the seven-foot-three athlete attracted instant national attention as the world’s tallest basketball player. His legacy also lives on in the many achievements he has listed after his name in …

    Oregon Encyclopedia