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Lewis Manning Cline


Lewis Manning Cline, American educator. Recipient Lew Wentz prize U. Tulsa, Lowden prize U. Iowa.


Cline, Lewis Manning was born on September 25, 1909 in Duncan, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Edgar Betel and Leila (Sims) Cline.


Bachelor of Science, University Tulsa, 1931. Master of Sciences, University Iowa, 1934, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.


Instructor geology U. Tulsa, 1931-1932. Research assistant U. Iowa, 1932-1935. Instructor Texas A. and M. College, 1935-1936.

Instructor Iowa State College, 1936-1937, assistant professor, 1938-1942. Member Iowa Geological Survey, summers 1936-1942. District geologist Standard Oil Corporation Texas, 1943-1945.

Faculty University of Wisconsin, 1946-1971, professor geology, 1947-1971, department chairman, 1960-1965. Consultant Natural Gas Pipeline Company American, 1940-1942, Iowa Insurance Commission, 1939-1941, Mobil Oil Research Laboratory, 1957-1961, also other companies. Distinguished professor Texas Technology College, 1952-1953.


  • Author: Late Paleozoic Rocks of the Quachita Mountains, 1960. Editor, contributor

  • Guidebook to Ouachita Mountains, 1956. Co-editor, contributor.

    Geology of Ouachita Mountains, a symposium, 1959.


The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and also to learn and grow.


Fellow Geological Society American (representative American Stratigraphic Commission 1957-1960, chairman publications committee 1965. Member Paleontological Society American (chairman nominating committee 1962), American Geological Institute (member geological orientation study 1962-1963, chairman publications committee 1966-1971), International Association of Sedimentalogy, American Association Petroleum Geologists (district representative 1958-1959, distinguished lecturer 1965), Society Economics Paleontologists and Mineralogists (president 1965, chairman publications committee 1965), editor of Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 1961-1964, Sigma Xi (secretary-treasurer Iowa State College 1940-1942), (president University of Wisconsin chapter 1965-1966), Gamma Alpha (vice president U. Iowa 1934-1935). Rotarian (chairman fellowship committee Madison 1951, Uthrotar committee, Madison, 1959, vice president of Madison chapter 1964-1965).


Married Grace Ellen Shaw, November 27, 1935. Children: Ellen Sperling, Catherine Arlene, Charles Harry.

Edgar Betel Cline

Leila (Sims) Cline

Grace Ellen Shaw

Ellen Sperling Cline

Catherine Arlene Cline

Charles Harry Cline