Explore NABS

Kenneth Mackenthun, founding NABS member passes away

Published On: 1/14/2011

Kenneth Mackenthun, founding NABS member passes away

 

Kenneth M. Mackenthun of Goodwin House, Baileys Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, died December 26, 2010. He was born May 15, 1919, in Bushong, Kansas. He attended the College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas, and received a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois. After serving in North Africa, Corsica, and Italy in World War II, he began his professional career in 1946 with the State of Wisconsin in the Conservation Department and later as chief public health biologist in the State Board of Health with the Committee on Water Pollution. In 1962, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service's National Field Investigations Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Transferring to Washington, D.C. in 1969, he served with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Director of the Criteria and Standards Division in the water program, and as Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator of Water Planning and Standards. He was a charter member of EPA's Senior Executive Service. In 1971, he became Adjunct Professor with the American University in Washington, D.C., where he taught graduate level courses in environmental protection until 1979 when he retired from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Upon retirement he joined Enwright Laboratories in Greenville, South Carolina as Vice President and later formed and operated his own environmental consulting business. In 1985, after returning to Fairfax, Virginia, he served as principal scientist with Bregman and Company, Bethesda, Maryland; Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Company, Fairfax, Virginia; TRACOR Applied Sciences, Rockville, Maryland; Vitro Corporation, Rockville, Maryland; and ADI Technology Corporation, Crystal City, Virginia; in addition to operating his own consulting firm. He authored 12 books and over 95 technical publications. He was a Life Member of the Water Pollution Control Federation, the Virginia Water Quality Association, and the North American Benthological Society.

He married Dorothy Gebhardt of Green Kansas in 1942 who was deceased in 2002. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Mackenthun II.





Share this:
What's New
  • Fall 2017 Issue of In the Drift now available! more
  • Making Waves Ep. 25: Modeling Environmental DNA Movement in Streams, Arial Shogren more
  • September 2017 Issue of Freshwater Science now online more
  • Does Cultural Diversity Matter to Scientific Societies? Read the President's Environment more
  • SFS Student Presentation Awards! more
  • In the drift just fell into your sampler! The Spring 2015 Newsletter is here! more
  • Making Waves Podcast Episode 14: Nitrogen Fixation in a Warming World, Dr. Jill Welter more
BENTHOS News
  • Andy Leidolf appointed as SFS Executive Director

     

    more
  • SFS LOGO CONTEST VOTE!

    Over 60 logos were submitted by 28 individuals and narrowed to 3 finalists. Now is your chance to select the winner.

    more
  • SFS signs two letters sent to the US EPA regarding the Trump Administration's proposed revisions to the Waters of the US rule



    more
  • COMPETITION CLOSED - SFS announces logo redesign competition. Submissions due 21 Aug. 2017.

    more
  • Please take a short survey on the SFS logo redesign

    more

More SFS News...

Back to Top
NABS Logo
© 2015 Society for Freshwater Science
Membership Services:
(435) 797-9270 | sfsmembership@usu.edu