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Edmond S. Meany (December 28, 1862 – April 22, 1935) was a professor of botany and history at the University of Washington (UW). He was an alumnus of the university, having graduated as the valedictorian of his class in 1885 when it was the Territorial University of Washington. Meany also earned a Master of Science from the University of Washington in 1899, and a Master of Letters from the University of Wisconsin in 1901.

Edmond S. Meany
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Edmond S. Meany circa 1909
Edmond Stephen Meany

December 28, 1862
DiedApril 22, 1935
Meany orating the dedication of the Alki Point Monument November 13, 1905

He was elected as a Washington state legislator for the 1891 and 1893 sessions. Meany was an active supporter of the local Boy Scouts of America 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, a hiking and climbing club.




Meany addressing the president and stockholders of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in September 1908, the year before the exposition.
  • 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.
  • Meany, Edmond S. (1909). History of the University of Washington. Seattle Washington: University of Washington Press.

Further readingEdit

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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