W. Ray Rogers (1964)

Born in Oklahoma and raised on farms in both Montana and Washington, Rogers went into the construction business with his brother in 1934, moving to Portland, OR, and building a thriving business. Rogers Construction, Inc. had a phenomenal reputation in road work – building much of the highway system of the Pacific Northwest, including I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge and the Alkan Highway in Alaska. He established the Rogers Foundation in 1983 to provide scholarships for students in the Construction Engineering Management Program at Oregon State University.

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