Franey, Edward Marx, 1899-1988,

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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)

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Relation Name
associatedWith Dorer, Richard J. corporateBody
associatedWith Dorer, Richard J. person
associatedWith Flanagan, Barbara. person
associatedWith Flanagan, Barbara. person
associatedWith Freeman, Orville L. person
associatedWith Freeman, Orville L. person
associatedWith Horn, Charles L. (Charles Lilley), 1888- person
associatedWith Izaak Walton League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Izaak Walton League of America. Minnesota Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Izaak Walton League of America. South Minneapolis Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Izaak Walton League of America. South Minneapolis Chapter. 1955-1962. corporateBody
associatedWith Izaak Walton League of America. South Minneapolis Chapter - South Wind, 1955-1962. corporateBody
associatedWith Kimball, James W. person
associatedWith Kimball, James W. person
associatedWith Minnesota Emergency Conservation Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Minnesota. Governor's Conservation Advisory Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Newspaper Guild of the Twin Cities. corporateBody
associatedWith Olson, Sigurd F., 1899- person
associatedWith Outdoor Writers Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Rolvaag, Karl F., 1913- person
associatedWith Save Minnesota Wetlands, Inc. (Hopkins, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith South wind. person
associatedWith Voight, William. person
associatedWith Voight, William. person
associatedWith WTCN-TV (Television station : Minneapolis, Minn.) corporateBody
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.).
Minnesota--Minneapolis
Voyageurs National Park (Minn.).
Minnesota
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest.
Subject
Water conservation--Minnesota
Water conservation
Puma
Predatory animals--Control--Law and legislation
Fishing--Minnesota
Conservation of natural resources--Citizen participation
Conservation of natural resources--Minnesota--Citizen participation
Journalism, Outdoor--Minnesota--Minneapolis
Pumas--Minnesota
Pheasant shooting
Conservation of natural resources--Law and legislation
Pheasant shooting--Minnesota
Journalism, Outdoor
Environmental protection
Duck shooting--Minnesota
Environmental protection--Minnesota
Deer hunting
Predatory animals--Minnesota--Control--Law and legislation
Deer hunting--Minnesota
Conservation of natural resources--Minnesota--Law and legislation
Duck Shooting
Fishing
Occupation
Journalists--Minnesota--Minneapolis
Conservationists--Minnesota
Activity

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Birth 1899

Death 1988

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