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Reynolds Mcconnell Mcconnell Denning

Reynolds Mcconnell Denning, American educator, mineralogist.

Background

  • Denning, Reynolds Mcconnell was born on September 3, 1916 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Wallace and Emma (McConnell) Denning.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Michigan Technology U., 1939, Master of Science, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy. in Mineralogy, University of Michigan, 1953.

    Career

    • Geologist, C.E., United States Army, 1939-1940, Arkansas Geological Survey, 1940-1941. Austin F. Rogers teaching fellow, Stanford, 1941-1942.

      Geologist Patino Mines and Enterprises, Cons., Inc., Llallagua, Bolivia, 1942-1945. Institute, then assistant professor Michigan Technology U., 1945-1952. Member of faculty University of Michigan, 1952-1967, assistant professor, 1952-1956, associate professor, 1956-1961, professor mineralogy, 1961-1967.

      Consultant, lecturer in field, 1945-1967.

    Works

    • Author papers in field. Researcher, consultant in crystal optics, physical crystallography, diamond technology and gemology.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member of faculty University of Michigan, 1952-1967, assistant professor, 1952-1956, associate professor, 1956-1961, professor mineralogy, 1961-1967. Member, acting chairman panel industrial diamonds National Academy Sciences-National Research Council, 1956-1958. Mineral denningite named for him, 1961.

    Fellow Mineral. Society American, Geological Society American, Royal Microscopical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Mineral. Association Canada, Geochem. Society, American Crystallographic Association, Mineral.

    Society Great Britain, Michigan Academy Science, Research.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Green, June 25, 1942.
    • father: William Wallace Denning
    • mother: Emma (McConnell) Denning
    • spouse: Helen Green
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    Died November 1, 1967
    (aged 51)
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