Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. – Resume

Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia

Occupation: Businessman, Chairman, President and CEO R.B. Pamplin Corporation, Farmer, Chairman of Board and CEO Columbia Empire Farms, Inc.

Author: Author of more than four dozen books and comic books (including two Book of the Month Club selections)

Minister: Founder and Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church (Retired)

Educator: Professor with Tenure, University of Portland.

Historical Preservationist: Within the U.S., the Pamplin Collection of over 100,000 items in Chinese, Native American, Western, Civil War, George Washington, antique furniture, collectibles, and fine art is the most significant private collection in quantity and quality. The wall art of important paintings, prints, and photographs would rank in the top five in value in private hands.

No other living American has received distinction, national recognition, and been successful in six vocational pursuits Businessman, Farmer, Minister, Educator, Historical Preservationist and Author.


Chairman, President and CEO, R.B. Pamplin Corporation, Portland, OR
The R.B. Pamplin Corporation is a family-owned company, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with annual sales approaching $600 million, and was ranked #316 on the Forbes 500 list of Largest Private U.S. Companies (2001). It is one of the largest private corporations in the state of Oregon. Subsidiaries on the West Coast are Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co., whose principal activities are sand and gravel mining, dry-mix, concrete and asphalt production, and Pamplin Communications whose media interest include radio stations, the Portland Tribune and 23 long-standing, award winning community newspapers. On the Eastern Seaboard the subsidiary is Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. It is a major producer of blue denim, textiles for home furnishings, yarn, uniform and work clothes, chemicals and other miscellaneous textile materials. Mount Vernon Mills is the country’s second or third largest private textile company and the largest apparel fabric manufacturer.
Chairman and CEO, Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina
Chairman and CEO, Ross Island Sand & Gravel, Co., Portland, Oregon

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Columbia Empire Farms, Inc., OR
Columbia Empire Farms, Inc. owns and manages one of Oregon’s largest farming operations. It is engaged in hazelnut processing, nut and candy production, wholesale, mail order, retail, and processes a variety of jams. The berry and hazelnut farms are located in Western Oregon along with the Anne Amie winery and Pamplin Family winery. In Central Oregon, the 80,000 acre R2 Ranch is one of Oregon’s largest cattle and alfalfa ranches.

Chairman, Pamplin Foundation, Portland, OR
The Pamplin Foundation owns and operates Pamplin Historical Park in Virginia. Recognized by many as the nation’s best Civil War historical park, it includes Tudor Hall plantation home, an interpretive center, preserved battle field, theater, adventure camp, and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

Founder and Senior Pastor (Retired), Christ Community Church, Newberg, OR
The primary ministry of the church was a food program that provided food items through relief agencies, children’s homes, and the church’s own outlet. The program fed at one time approximately 500-1,000 people every day.

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