Franey, Edward Marx, 1899-1988,
Edward Franey was born Aug. 10, 1899, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He attended both Wisconsin and Minnesota universities and began his journalism career in 1918 with the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram . Edward later worked as a roto editor, copy desk chief, and outdoor editor for the Minneapolis Tribune and Minneapolis Daily Times . He continued as a copy editor with the Minneapolis Tribune in May 1948. He later wrote an outdoor column for the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune and retired in 1966. Beginning in 1947, and concurrent with his newspaper work, Edward participated as one of the original members, "Uncle Ed," of the WLOL radio and WTCN television show, "The Sportsmen's Roundtable."
Franey was a member of the Izaak Walton League for 35 years and held several offices including secretary of the South Minneapolis Chapter, Minnesota state secretary, and national director. He also edited the monthly bulletin of the South Minneapolis Chapter, South Wind, the official publication of the Minnesota Division, Minnesota Waltonian, and the Minnesota Izaak Walton League Quarterly . Franey worked on a number of conservation programs, most notably the "Save the Minnesota Wetlands" campaign and the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest. He served as a member of the Governor's Conservation Advisory Committee during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Edward Franey died in December 1988.
Biographical data was taken from the collection.
From the guide to the Edward Marx Franey papers., 1940-1986 (bulk 1950-1970)., (Minnesota Historical Society)
|creatorOf||Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project. Oral history interviews of the Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project, 1986-1990.||Minnesota Historical Society Library|
|creatorOf||Edward Marx Franey papers., 1940-1986 (bulk 1950-1970).||Minnesota Historical Society|
|creatorOf||Franey, Edward Marx, 1899-1988. Edward Marx Franey papers, 1940-1986 (bulk 1950-1970).||Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Voyageurs National Park (Minn.)|
|Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)|
|Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest (Minn.)|
|Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.).|
|Voyageurs National Park (Minn.).|
|Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest.|
|Predatory animals--Control--Law and legislation|
|Conservation of natural resources--Citizen participation|
|Conservation of natural resources--Minnesota--Citizen participation|
|Conservation of natural resources--Law and legislation|
|Predatory animals--Minnesota--Control--Law and legislation|
|Conservation of natural resources--Minnesota--Law and legislation|