Class of 1929
One of Grays Harbor's best-known businessmen as co-owner of Swanson's Supermarkets, Chuck Swanson also excelled as an athlete.
He was an all-Southwest Washington center in football in 1928-29 and recipient of the Perry Clark Trophy the same two years. He was also a standout baseball player at several positions.
Following graduation, Swanson was captain of Grays Harbor College's first football team in 1930 and then went on to star at the University of Oregon. A letterman for three years at Oregon, he was a starting lineman on the 1933 team that went 9-1 and was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
Swanson later played semi-pro football for the Grays Harbor Athletic Club for five years, and semi-pro baseball for Posey Manufacturing in the Industrial League. Swanson was honored at the 100th playing of the Aberdeen-Hoquiam Football game as honorary team captain, in 2005.