Greg P. Jacob

Greg P. Jacob is associate professor of English at Portland State University, where he is the director of writing. Born in Astoria, he received a B.A. from Oregon State University, an M.A. at the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was an English instructor at Umpqua Community College and assistant professor at Pacific University. He is the author of Writing and Eco-consciousness (2002) and Fins, Finns and Astorians (2006). He received a Fulbright Lectureship to India in 1990.

Author's Entries

  • Arthur Lee (Artie) Wilson (1920-2010)

    Arthur “Artie” Wilson was a professional baseball player who was a longtime Portland resident. Playing for the Pacific Coast League for most of his baseball career, he was the first African American player hired on an integrated team, the Oakland Oaks. “He was an impressive gentleman,” Reverend Leroy Haynes of …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Jeff Lahti (1956-)

    When he was eight years old, Jeffrey Allen Lahti told his mother, "I want to pitch to Johnny Bench." Eighteen years later, his dream came true. Lahti pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982 to 1987, playing in three World Series games with two future Hall of Famers, Ozzie …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Michael McCloskey (1934-)

    Mike McCloskey, an Oregon native, is recognized worldwide as a conservationist, a leader of the Sierra Club, and an advocate for the preservation of many wilderness areas in Oregon. His accomplishments are documented in his memoir, In the Thick of It: My Life in the Sierra Club (2005), an insider’s …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Scott Brosius (1966-)

    Scott Brosius made quite an entry into the major leagues on August 7, 1991, when he hit a home run in his second major league at-bat for the Oakland Athletics (his first was a double). Years later, in game three of the 1998 World Series, Brosius, now a Yankee, hit …

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  • Union Fishermen's Cooperative Packing Company

    In Astoria in 1897, some 200 gillnet fishermen formed the Union Fishermen's Cooperative Packing Company (Union Fish). The enterprise grew out of two years of disputes between gillnetters and local fish packers over salmon prices and fishing practices. By the mid-1880s, people were already calling Astoria the fishing capital …

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