Saul Kripke is a good Omaha boy who made fine use of his gifts for the world beyond the midlands.
You may read an excellent article titled Saul Kripke, Genius Logician that Andreas Saugstad, one of my star Go Inside Magazine writers, created after meeting the great Kripke in person in Oslo in 2001. Kripke may be prickly, but that’s the price we pay to touch the effervescence of things we do not comprehend.
Here is Kripke’s website at The City University of New York’s Graduate Center.
You must read Kripke’s classic monograph Naming and Necessity published by Harvard University Press because the experience will stun you as it betters you.