AGI is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Peter T. Flawn, AGI's President from 1987 to 1988. A distinguished geoscientist and scholar, Flawn served twice as president of the University of Texas at Austin, and is remembered for his transformative leadership. He died on May 7, 2017, at age 91.
AGI Past President William L. Fisher (1990-1991) was a close friend and longstanding colleague of his at UT Austin.
"When I came to the university 58 years ago, Peter Flawn and I had adjacent offices, as we have had in recent years," said Fisher. "A very significant part of the standing of UT Austin is due directly to the leadership and vision of Peter Flawn. He was a good friend and my prime mentor through the years. I often sought his advice and counsel which was always insightful, wise and to the point. We have lost a truly great leader."