Edmond S. Meany
|Edmond S. Meany|
Edmond S. Meany circa 1909
|Born||Edmond Stephen Meany
December 28, 1862
East Saginaw, Michigan
|Died||April 22, 1935
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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.
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.
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.
- Meany, Edmond S. (1915). Governors of Washington: Territorial and State (DJVU). Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection. University of Washington. OCLC 13072753.
- Meany, Edmond S. (1909). History of the State of Washington. New York: MacMillan.
- Meany, Edmond S. (1916). Mount Rainier: A Record of Exploration (DJVU). Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection. Binfords & Mort. OCLC 53070244.
Further reading 
Frykman, George A. Seattle's Historian and Promoter: The Life of Edmond Stephen Meany (Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press, 1998).
- Edmond S. Meany biography maintained by the University of Washington
- Meany tribute on the Sierra Club Website
- University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections – Portraits Database An ongoing database of over 300 historical portraits of men and women well known in the Pacific Northwest region and also nationwide. Includes images of Edmond S. Meany.
- Edmond Stephen Meaney (1922). "Washington (State)". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.).