Frankel, Henry R., 1944-2019
- Existence: 1944 (date of birth) - 2019 (date of death) - 2019
Henry R. Frankel was born in Summit, New Jersey. He graduated from Oberlin College and earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He studied and taught philosophy and the history of science at the University of Missouri, Kansas City for 43 years. Frankel is best known for his work on the history of continental drift and plate tectonics theory in the field of geology. In 2014, he received the Mary C. Rabbitt History and Philosophy of Geology Award from the Geological Society of America.
Frankel and his wife, Paula, were also patrons of the arts. They collected contemporary glass, and he wrote an article on the aesthetics of glass for the _Encyclopedia of Aesthetics_ (Oxford University Press, 1998).
Frankel died in 2019.