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 Edward Andrew Geary

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Edward Andrew Geary

Birth
Death
19 Oct 1974 (aged 82)
Burial
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID
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Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Ocotber 20, 1974


Edward Andrew Geary, 83, a longtime resident of Klamath Falls, died Saturday October 19, 1974 in Portland, following a short illness.

Mr. Geary and his three brothers were well-known locally for reclaiming hundreds of acres of marsh land on Upper Klamath Lake.

Experimentation with grain and seed crops were carried on by the Geary family until the ranch became one of the largest producers of bentgrass seed in the world, with a herd of Hereford cattle as a secondary user.

Mr. Geary was a major organizer of the Production Credit Association and served on its board for many years. He was also active in the Klammath County Chamber of Commerce and was a chairman of the State Board of Agriculture.

He served three terms in the House of Representatives, including one as Speaker of the House.

Mr. Geary was also a member of the Judicial Council of Oregon, the Oregon Tax Research Board and served on the Agricultural and Highway Commission.

He assisted in the development of the Oregon Institute of Technology.

In 1966, his wife, Marion, died and he sold the Geary Brothers Ranch to retire to Portland.

Mr. Geary was named the area's Outstanding Farmer and Businessman in May, 1972.

He was a cousin of Andrew and Alfred Collier, Klammath Falls, and the late George Stevenson, another longtime Klammath Falls resident.

Survivors include his daughter, Alice Kilham, Berkeley, California and two grandchildren.

Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer*

Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Ocotber 20, 1974


Edward Andrew Geary, 83, a longtime resident of Klamath Falls, died Saturday October 19, 1974 in Portland, following a short illness.

Mr. Geary and his three brothers were well-known locally for reclaiming hundreds of acres of marsh land on Upper Klamath Lake.

Experimentation with grain and seed crops were carried on by the Geary family until the ranch became one of the largest producers of bentgrass seed in the world, with a herd of Hereford cattle as a secondary user.

Mr. Geary was a major organizer of the Production Credit Association and served on its board for many years. He was also active in the Klammath County Chamber of Commerce and was a chairman of the State Board of Agriculture.

He served three terms in the House of Representatives, including one as Speaker of the House.

Mr. Geary was also a member of the Judicial Council of Oregon, the Oregon Tax Research Board and served on the Agricultural and Highway Commission.

He assisted in the development of the Oregon Institute of Technology.

In 1966, his wife, Marion, died and he sold the Geary Brothers Ranch to retire to Portland.

Mr. Geary was named the area's Outstanding Farmer and Businessman in May, 1972.

He was a cousin of Andrew and Alfred Collier, Klammath Falls, and the late George Stevenson, another longtime Klammath Falls resident.

Survivors include his daughter, Alice Kilham, Berkeley, California and two grandchildren.

Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer*


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