Cornelius L. Harrington
Inducted October 10, 1992
Professional forester, administrator and leader in Wisconsin forestry, C.L. Harrington dedicated 44 years of distinguished service to forestry in Wisconsin. He began his career as a forest ranger for the Wisconsin Conservation Department in 1914 at Trout Lake, Wisconsin. Later he served as Chief State Forester and was instrumental in establishing the Flambeau River, Kettle Moraine and Black River State Forests. He is credited with the development of early public forestry policy dealing with forest recreation, forest protection and forest management that provided the foundation for today’s public forestry policy. His legacy lies in the state forests and parks of Wisconsin. In 1966 the legislature named Harrington Beach State Park in his honor following his death.