Author / Mentor / Historian / Friend
Jerry McGee was born and raised in southwest Washington. He worked on five of the major dams in the Pacific Northwest including the tunnels on Yale and Swift Creek Dams on the Lewis River. He spent over two decades as an amateur prospector in the Mt. St. Helens Mining District. He mistakenly thought Mt. St. Helens was his; at least until May 18, 1980. Jerry received his doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He retired from Oregon State executive management service in 1991.
Jerry Had A
Passion for History
"I love reading his books because I knew him so well that I can hear his voice as I read his words. It is a comfort now that we will always have him speaking to us through his books."
"Jerry steadfastly stood up for his vision for the city and always felt free to share it... I saw his devotion to Keizer and all things Keizer."