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Reynolds Mcconnell Mcconnell Denning

educator , mineralogist

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.

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