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    FRANKLIN M. HENRY (1904-1993)

    Franklin M. Henry, Professor Emeritus, Department of Human
    Biodynamics, passed away in Oakland, California on September 13,
    1993. During his long and illustrious career, "Doc" Henry (as he
    was fondly known) directed more than eighty master's and doctoral
    degrees in his own and other departments. Former students hold
    distinguished professorships and chair departments at colleges
    and universities throughout the world. For more than three
    decades, Professor Henry's research significantly advanced our
    understandings of metabolism and cardiovascular function during
    exercise, fundamental tenets of motor learning, and the
    specificity of training. More than 120 articles appeared in such
    journals as Science, American Journal of Physiology, Journal of
    Applied Physiology, American Journal of Psychology, Journal of
    Experimental Psychology, and Research Quarterly.
    During and following World War II, Franklin Henry served as
    a project director for research in aviation physiology and as a
    consultant to the aeromedical laboratory of the United States Air
    Force. The results of investigations of physiological responses
    at high altitude were published in the Journal of Aviation
    Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and various monographs.
    This was not his first experience with the military. At an early
    age he had left his hometown of Helena, Montana and entered
    active service with the navy. As a petty officer aboard the
    U.S.S. Charleston, he was responsible for the maintenance of the
    ship's radio equipment. Upon return to civilian life, he built
    and operated a small broadcasting station in Colorado Springs.
    Franklin Henry matriculated at the University of California
    just as the Great Depression was beginning. His interest in
    physiological parameters of motor performance led him to the
    Department of Psychology, from which he earned the A.B. (1935)
    and the Ph.D. (1938) degrees. As a graduate student, he served
    as a TA in the Department of Psychology and the Department of
    Physical Educaton. Deciding against a position in psychology at
    a liberal arts college, Professor Henry joined the faculty of
    Berkeley's Department of Physical Education in 1938 and
    contributed unstintingly to the University until retirement in
    1971. In addition to his regular faculty duties, he was a
    Research Associate at the Donner Laboratory of Medical Physics
    (1944-57), Vice Chairman of the University Building and Campus
    Development Committee (1953-57), and chair of the Earth Sciences
    building project (1957-60). He served on many other Academic
    Senate and administrative committees, and as the chair of his
    His inquisitive nature was a source of inspiration for
    hundreds of young men and women. His inventive skills served
    him well. While still an undergraduate, he designed research
    instruments for Professor Harold Jones (Psychology) and Dr.
    Nathan Shock (Physiology). Like many scientists of his
    generation, Professor Henry constructed most of the equipment
    that he and his students needed to carry out their
    investigations. He was intolerant of careless work and thought;
    and a demanding teacher. He was also exceedingly kind,
    providing for students both intellectual and material support.
    Franklin Henry was also deeply committed to his profession.
    At a national meeting in 1964, he set forth a cogent assessment
    of why physical education must be conceived of as an academic
    field with roots in both the biomedical and the psych-social
    sciences. This address, reprinted innumerable times, prompted
    wide-ranging discussions and fostered a number of significant
    developments in this country and abroad. He served on
    editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology,
    Psychometrika, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Motor
    Behavior, and other publications. He was an Associate Editor of
    the Research Quarterly for well over a decade.
    A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the
    American Academy of Physical Education (which honored him in 1972
    with the coveted Hetherington Award), Professor Henry was also a
    member of the American Association for the Advancement of
    Science, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,
    Recreation, and Dance, and other professional organizations. The
    American College of Sports Medicine acknowledged his outstanding
    contributions in 1975 with its highest scientific distinction--
    the Honor Award. In 1983, a Physician and Sports Medicine
    feature article described him as a "pioneer" in the field. The
    Franklin M. Henry Graduate Fellowship, established in recognition
    of his devotion to students and his field, has already benefited
    several emerging scientists. His children request that any
    donations in memory of their father be sent to the Department of
    Human Biodynamics at the University of California, Berkeley
    designated for the "Henry Fund for Physical Education."