Dr. Eugene V. Meyerding, Jr. was born in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1953. His father was a surgeon stationed at Kesler Airforce Base at that time.
In 1955 his father retired from the military and his family moved to Medford, Oregon, where he started a private medical practice as a general surgeon. Dr. Meyerding attended public schools in the Medford School District through the 12th grade.
He graduated from Oregon State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science. He received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in 1980.
Dr. Meyerding is married to Linda Meyerding. He has two grown children Bradley and Elizabeth. He enjoys fishing and golf in his spare time.