Thursday, November 15, 2012

Charlie Mankin, "the type locality of state geologists"

“We use a term in geology, ‘type locality,’ which means standard of reference, and Charles was the type locality of state geologists.”  - current Oklahoma State Geologist Randy Keller, as quoted in the Norman Transcript.   [Right, Charlie testifying to Congress. Credit, C-Span]

The news story also quoted OU President (and former U.S. Senator) David Boren, “Charles Mankin’s record of service to the Oklahoma Geological Survey will never be surpassed. With half a century of leadership of the Survey, Dr. Mankin has left a lasting influence in the field of energy in our entire country.  The university family will never forget his dedication to generations of students.”

Upon his induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame, The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society called Mankin an “enrichment to the state and nation.”

Charlie served as Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey from 1967 to 2007.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, November 19, at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave. in Norman. Arrangements are by Havenbrook Funeral Home.

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