Pete, Henry (1941, 1952)
Henry Pete was born in 1920, in Glendale Oregon. He came to Albany college in 1936 at the age of 16, having skipped the first and sixth grades. The youngest of his brothers, education was stressed to him at an early age from his Finnish parents, where education is a high societal priority. When he came to Albany, it was still down in the city of Albany itself near Corvallis, and when the school began offering classes at their temporary campus in downtown Portland in 1938, he began taking classes and playing football, basketball, and baseball there. He briefly attended night classes after the College purchased the Frank Estate from the Frank family, and after he graduated in 1941, the school made the full jump to the Estate. After college he went to study Russian for the Army in New York, and then was sent to fight in North Africa and Europe in 1944. After the war he went to study in Britain under a U.S. Army initiative that offered soldiers classes, he came back to the Portland area after eight months in Britain to teach history, and went on to become a superintendent of a school district in Phoenix, Oregon. He has always shared a love of reading and sports, and the main thing that he enjoyed the most out of attending Albany College was the lessons of hard work and dedication, as well as always striving to be competitive.
Lewis & Clark College
March 09, 2015
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