Kirtley Fletcher Mather
(1888-1978) was an American
geologist at Harvard University
, and at one time, head of the geology
department. He prepared a deposition for the Scopes "Monkey Trial"
, and helped Clarence Darrow
rehearse his questioning of William Jennings Bryan
He was an activist and author, and wrote multiple books on geology and related sciences. In 1937, he co-founded the Institute for Propaganda Analysis with Edward A. Filene and Clyde R. Miller.
A biography titled Cracking Rocks and Defending Democracy was written by Kennard Baker Bork, and published in 1994. Bork is an Alumni Professor of Geology at Denison University, Mather's alma mater.