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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (2007)

ARLX001 ARRL Honorary Vice President, Past Director Ed Metzger,

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 28, 2007
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX001 ARRL Honorary Vice President, Past Director Ed Metzger,

ARRL Honorary Vice President and Past Central Division Director
Edmond A. "Ed" Metzger, W9PRN, of Springfield, Illinois, died
February 26. He was 93. An ARRL Charter Life Member, Metzger spent
more than half his life serving the League in a variety of
capacities. ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, said he believes the
highlight of Metzger's five decades of service to the ARRL was his
chairmanship of the Administration and Finance Committee.

"Ed's professional expertise, love of Amateur Radio and the ARRL,
and plain common sense combined to enable him to make a unique
contribution in that role," Sumner commented.

Licensed in 1941, Metzger began his lengthy League service in 1957,
when he became Illinois Section Communications Manager (now Section
Manager), a post he held until 1980. From 1965 until 1981, he also
served as ARRL Central Division Vice Director. He became Central
Division Director in 1981. That same year, the ARRL Board of
Directors elected Metzger as an ARRL Foundation Director, and he
subsequently served as the Foundation's president from 1993 until
2001, when Dick Isely, W9GIG, succeeded him as Director. The ARRL
Board of Directors in 2001 named Metzger an ARRL Honorary Vice
President. He also was ARRL Foundation President Emeritus.

Metzger was a member of the Sangamon Valley Radio Club and the
Quarter Century Wireless Association, and he was a regular at the
annual W9DXCC gathering in Chicago.

A graduate of Springfield Junior College, Metzger also attended
Lincoln College of Law in Springfield. He was comptroller for
Kerasotes Theatres for more than 50 years.

Survivors include two sons -- Ed, NL7LJ, and William, and three
daughters -- Margaret, Molly and Lisa.

Visitation is Wednesday, February 28, 5-8 PM, at Kirlin-Egan and
Butler Funeral Home, 900 S 6th St, Springfield. Funeral mass will be
held Thursday, March 1, at 10 AM at Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception, 524 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield.

The family invites memorial contributions to the Edmond A. Metzger
Scholarship, c/o The ARRL Foundation, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington,
CT 06111.


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