Edmond S. Meany

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Edmond S. Meany
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Edmond S. Meany circa 1909
Born Edmond Stephen Meany
December 28, 1862
East Saginaw, Michigan
Died April 22, 1935
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Nationality American
Occupation professor

Edmond S. Meany (December 28, 1862 – April 22, 1935) was a professor of botany and history at the University of Washington (UW) and a UW alumnus, having graduated as the valedictorian of his class in 1885. Meany further received a Master of Science from the University of Washington in 1899, a Master of Letters from the University of Wisconsin in 1901, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the College of Puget Sound in 1926. He was a Washington state legislator for the 1891 and 1893 sessions and was also an active supporter of the local Boy Scout organization, the Seattle Area Council. From 1906 until his death, he served as managing editor of the Washington Historical Quarterly (renamed the Pacific Northwest Quarterly the year after his death). From 1908 until his death, he also served as president of the Mountaineers.

Edmond Meany died of a stroke in Denny Hall, on the University of Washington campus, on April 22, 1935, minutes before a lecture on the history of Canada.


Mount Meany in the Olympic Mountains, Meany Crest on Mount Rainier, Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington, Camp Meany (a Cub Scout camp on the Olympic Peninsula from 1939 to 1942 and now a part of Camp Parsons), and Meany Middle School in Seattle, Washington are all named in his honor. Also Meany Ski Hut at the East side of Stampede Pass, Washington, Owned by The Seattle Mountaineers.


Meany addressing the president and stockholders of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in September 1908, the year before the exposition.

Further reading[edit]

Frykman, George A. Seattle's Historian and Promoter: The Life of Edmond Stephen Meany (Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press, 1998).


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