Eugene P. Daly, Jr., (Gene Daly) died in 1988. At the time of his death
he was known and admired for his very high level of expertise and the
fact that he was a generous and selfless teacher and extremely active
in bar activities. His participation within the bar was markedly above
that of most people.
Within a year of Gene Daly's death, the people who were on the Council
of the Probate & Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
began discussions regarding the creation of an award to acknowledge those
people who have devoted time, energy and talent to the section and the
estate planning and probate practice in general over and above the contributions
of most people. These contributions can be in the form of taking a leadership
role within the section, commenting on legislation, assisting in the drafting
of forms for probate, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, participating
in the publication of trust and estate materials (i.e. the Probate Administration
Manual, The Trust Administration Manual, and Drafting Wills and Trust
Agreements), and participating in CLE's and seminars for the public. The
idea was that the recipient would have made outstanding contributions
with a significant sacrifice of time and talent over an extended period
of time. The award was designated the Eugene P. Daly, Jr. Award. It reads:
In appreciation of his outstanding contribution to probate and trust law
practice in the State of Minnesota.
At the time the Gene Daly award was created it was with the understanding
that the award need not and probably should not be given on an annual
basis. This has indeed been the case. Since its creation in 1988 there
have been only 8 recipients: Steve Brand, John Byron (2001), Jerry Dygert, Chris Hunt (2004), Leigh Mathison, Faith Ohman, Gene Olson (2005) and Tom Waterbury (1992) .
Biography of Eugene
Patrick Daly, Jr.
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