Cordy, Cliff

Among accomplishments: getting Oregon Legislature to enact legislation to curb blight; convincing orchardists that heat rather than smoke was needed for frost protection and aided conversion from burning straw, tires, etc. to using orchard heaters; developed pruning and training techniques for the Rogue Valley fruit industry; helped develop several varieties of pears; provided valuable expertise and advise to local orchardists.

Other Name(s): 

Clifford Bernard, C. B.




Portland, OR

Place of death: 

Prescott, AZ


Thomas, Mollie Vance. Married 08/28/1934 in Reno, NV.


Son:Cordy, Clifford B. Jr., Daughter: Morris, Marilyn


Attended Oregon State College and Michigan State College; received doctorate degree from University of Florida in 1961.


Past president of the Oregon County Agents Association; life member of the Oregon Horticultural Society; member of American Institute of Biological Science


Worked 34 years in the Rogue Valley as Oregon State College Extension Service agent for horticulture starting in 1934. Prior to this he served two years as superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, Experiment Station. In addition he was president of the Jacks