Kirtley F. Mather

Kirtley Fletcher Mather (1888-1978) was an American geologist at Harvard University, and at one time, head of the geology department. He prepared a deposition for the Scopes "Monkey Trial", and helped Clarence Darrow rehearse his questioning of William Jennings Bryan.

He was an activist and author, and wrote multiple books on geology and related sciences. In 1937, he co-founded the Institute for Propaganda Analysis with Edward A. Filene and Clyde R. Miller.

A biography titled "Cracking Rocks and Defending Democracy" was written by Kennard Baker Bork, and published in 1994. Bork is an Alumni Professor of Geology at [http://www.denison.edu/ Denison University] , Mather's alma mater.

External links

* [http://gsahist.org/gsat/gt96jul8_10.pdf Geological Society of America "Rock Stars"]
* [http://www.sou.edu/aaaspd/TableContents/CrackRocks.pdf Biography Table of Contents]
* Kennard Baker Bork Profile


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