Professor Charles A. Maney
Born March 19, 1891 in Minneapolis, Minn., Professor Charles Maney received his bachelor of arts degree at the University of Minnesota and a master of science degree at the University of Chicago in 1915.  He did graduate work at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan and the University of Kentucky.  Following service in World War I, he taught college in Wisconsin, and at Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., from 1920 to 1932.  From 1932 to 1940, Prof. Maney studied and wrote a series of articles, on college enrollment trends for the Kentucky department of education.  From 1940 until joining the Defiance College in 1946, he served as a statistician for the federal government.  Prof. Maney shared credit with the late Prof. Edwin B. Frost, former director of Yerkes Observatory, for the first measurements of internal motions in the Nebula of Orion in 1915.  In 1950, he submitted to the late Senator Brien McMahon his "Atoms For Peace Plan," now on file in National Archives, Washington, D. C.  Former head of the physics department at the Defiance College,  Professor Maney was the author of numerous articles including "Experimental Study of Sliding Friction" which appeared in a 1952 edition of the American Journal of Physics. The article demonstrated a number of new findings in the study of friction, and established experimentally a revision of the so-called third law of friction.   Prof. Maney, who was an instructor at the Defiance College from 1946 until his retirement in 1964, was the author of two books on unidentified flying objects.  He was co-author of the book "The Challenge of Unidentified Flying Objects" in 1961, and had completed another book which deals with physical evidence of UFO. [Second book was never published].He was also a member of the original Board of Governors of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).