E.L. “Dad” Potter, head of the Animal Husbandry Department from 1913-33, helped organize the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and Pacific International Livestock Exposition. He served as head of the Agricultural Economics Department from 1933-49. He pioneered improved range and livestock management. He was a horseman and leader of 4-H horsemanship.
E.L. Potter was teacher, researcher, author, molder of men, and “Dad” to his friends and students.