Oral History:

Interview#: OH007
Interviewee:John Bagley Donahue
Interviewer: Barbara Ditman
Date: 06/12/2010
Location: Shaw Historical Library
Length: 59:07
Subjects: Engineering, OIT, FEMA

Time Index
0:00-4:50 Introduction/background; OTI 1953; Wrestling Program
5:00-9:10 Student firefighter
9:10-16:20 Surveying Technology/early career
16:25-19:50 Oregon State Board of Civil Engineering/1950s
19:25-21:40 Engineering career; City of Portland, Bureau of Design
21:45-36:00 Military Service; 1959 International Geophysical Year; Polar Research and Development Command; Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
36:00-37:50 Springfield, Oregon
37:50-39:15 City engineer; Oregon City, Oregon; South Fork Water Board
39:15-41:30 Public Works Director; Bend, Oregon, 1978
41:35-43:40 Roseburg, Oregon; North Umpqua water plant
43:44-46:30 Oregon State Department of Water Resources
46:40-55:00 FEMA
55:00-59:07 Life-long benefits of an OIT education


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