Frank B. Salisbury

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Frank B. Salisbury (August 3, 1926 – December 26, 2015) was an American plant physiologist who served for a time as head of the Utah State University (USU) department of Plant science.[1]

Salisbury had a BS and MA from the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He taught for eleven years as a professor at Colorado State University before joining the faculty of USU.

Salisbury wrote the best-selling textbook Plant Physiology with Cleon W. Ross and edited Geochemistry and the Biosphere with V. I. Vernadskii.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salisbury argued that there is evidence of God having created life. He has written extensively on the subject and one of his more recent works is entitled Case for Divine Design.


  1. ^ "Frank Boyer Salisbury (1926 - 2015)". Logan Herald Journal. Retrieved 5 January 2016.