Clarence Hein

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On March 7, 1965 the Portland State College Bowl team defeated Birmingham-Southern University to become, with five straight wins, record-breaking champions of the nationally televised college trivia game show, the GE College Bowl. Clarence Hein writes about the team's path to the win and their significance to Portland State.


About the author: Clarence Hein received his bachelor's degree from Portland State in 1965, serving as student editor of the Vanguard from 1964-65. After receiving his master's degree in communications from the University of Washington, his career in journalism eventually brought him back to campus, joining PSU as the director of News and Information Services in 1978. Hein has served under five university presidents, researching and writing everything from speeches to legislative testimony to magazine articles. He retired in 2001 and continues to assist the Portland State University Archives as a volunteer.

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