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Eugene (/ j uː ˈ dʒ iː n / yoo-JEEN) is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest.It is at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Oregon Coast.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 351,715, making it the fourth-most populous county in Oregon. The county seat is Eugene. It is named in honor of Joseph Lane, Oregon's first territorial governor. Lane County comprises the Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the third-largest MSA in Oregon, and the 144th-largest in the country.
Oakridge is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States.The population was 3,205 as of the 2010 census. It is located east of Westfir on Oregon Route 58, about 40 miles (64 km) east of Eugene and 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Portland.
The University of Oregon (UO, U of O or Oregon) is a public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1876, the institution's 295-acre campus is along the Willamette River. Since July 2014, UO has been governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon.
Eugene Joseph McCarthy (March 29, 1916 – December 10, 2005) was an American politician and poet from Minnesota. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the United States Senate from 1959 to 1971.
Politics. Although Oregon as a whole is generally considered a blue state, Eastern Oregon is far more conservative than the west. In the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney received at least 60% of the vote in every county in Eastern Oregon.
Oregon City, at the end of the Oregon Trail, was the Oregon Territory's first incorporated city, and was its first capital from 1848 until 1852, when the capital was moved to Salem. Bend , near the geographic center of the state, is one of the ten fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
Major General Marion Eugene Carl (November 1, 1915 – June 28, 1998) was a World War II fighter ace, record-setting test pilot, and Naval Aviator. He was the United States Marine Corps ' first ace in World War II.