Dear all,

With great sadness, I report that Dr. John Henry passed away September 26
at home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Below is an obituary from his family. Attached is an obituary written by
Erik Olsen at UMKC.

He will be missed greatly.



*John Forrest Henry*

John F. Henry, 77, died September 26, 2020, at his home in Kansas City, MO.

He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012 and was informed in early September
2020 that it had transformed into non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. John elected to
forego chemotherapy and to spend his remaining time at home under hospice

John was the son of Forrest J. and Beulah R. Henry (née Richard) of Red
Hill, PA. He attended Upper Perkiomen High School and graduated from
Muhlenberg College in 1965.  He subsequently attended McGill University,
Montreal, receiving his M.A. in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1974. He taught at
California State University – Sacramento from 1970 through 2003 and
thereafter at the University of Missouri – Kansas City until 2014. He
finished his academic life as senior scholar at the Levy Economics
Institute, Bard College, New York.

John made contributions to heterodox economics, particularly in the fields
of history of economic thought, economic history, and political economy. He
is the author of two books, *John Bates Clark* (Macmillan, 1995) and *The
Making of Neoclassical Economics* (Unwin Hyman, 1990; reprinted by
Routledge, 2011). He published over 50 journal articles and book
reviews in *Journal
of Economic Issues, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of
Political Economy, Forum for Social Economics, Review of Social Economy,
Review of Political Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, History
of Economics Review, and Studi e Note di Economia.* He also contributed
articles to ten books of collected essays.

The CSUS School of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies awarded
Dr. Henry the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998 and the Outstanding Service
Award in 2003.  In 2001 he was selected by the university to deliver the
John C. Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture, the highest honor bestowed by
the faculty of that institution.

John served various economics associations for many years, including as
president of the Association for Institutional Thought, member of the
Steering Committee of the International Confederation of Association for
Pluralism in Economics, and member of the editorial boards of *Forum for
Social Economics* and *Journal of Economic Issues. *More important than his
published work was his role as educator. His main objective in his teaching
career was to help liberate the minds of students from the shackles of
conventional thought.

John was married to Charlene Heinen, originally from Loose Creek, MO, for
41 years.  He has two daughters, Jennifer Woods (Tom) and Leith Henry, both
of Sacramento, CA, from a previous marriage to Barbara Henry (née Brode) of
Sumneytown, PA.  Predeceasing Dr. Henry were his parents and two sisters,
Mary Jane Maley and Georgianna Kressly.

Commemorative donations may be made to the Frederic S. Lee Heterodox
Economics Scholarship Fund, in care of the Greater Kansas City Community
Foundation, Kansas City, MO ( ).