Henry Morris 1918 to February 26th, 2006. President and founder of ICR from 1970 until 1995, and served as President emeritus until his death. Dr. Morris was the intellectual father of the modern creation science movement, and he also first coined the term "creation science". A strong proponent of Young Earth Creationism, Morris believed the creation account of the Bible was literally true and scientific inquiry would support his assertions. He was a scientist himself, having graduated from Rice University in 1939 and that earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering from the University of Minnesota. He was an author of many books against evolution and supporting creationism.Ken Ham, President of Answers in Genesis said,
"All of us in the modern creationism movement today would say we stand on his shoulders."