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Dynamic duo

Mark Hatfield and Herbert Hoover

The fall 2006 issue of Journal included this photo of arguably the two most famous political figures in Oregon history. Both have ties to George Fox University. They are (left) Mark O. Hatfield, future Oregon governor and U.S. senator, and Herbert Hoover, the nation’s 31st president. The two leaders were photographed Aug. 10, 1955, when Hoover returned to Newberg on his 81st birthday to dedicate his boyhood home as a national historic site. Hoover lived in Newberg from 1884 to 1889 and attended Friends Pacific Academy, the forerunner to George Fox University. At the time of the photo, Hatfield was a state senator and the dean of students at Willamette University. Hatfield has been a member of the George Fox Board of Trustees and today teaches classes part time on campus.

Many of you answered our call to identify these two statesmen. You can read some memories of the day and the men on page 2. Congratulations to Vic Napier (MBA ’04) who received a $50 gift certificate to the George Fox University Store for correctly identifying the two men. Napier said Hoover was obvious, but it took some time to identify Hatfield. "He’s just a kid!" Napier wrote.

two men on the George Fox Newberg campus, Aug. 10, 1955

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One day each year, President David Brandt (left) traded his suit and tie for a bright tie-dye T-shirt. Can you identify the cause of this transformation? We’re also interested in any favorite memories you have of our retiring president. All responses will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from the University Store.

Submit entries to or mail them to Journal, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St. #6069, Newberg, OR 97132


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