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Former University of Texas President Peter Flawn dies at 91

Peter Flawn. (Jackson School of Geosciences)

AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - Peter Flawn, a former president of The University of Texas at Austin, has died at the age of 91.

His family announced that Flawn died overnight Sunday at his West Austin home.

“Our family is saddened to announce the death of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather Peter Flawn today.
Dad passed away at his West Austin home overnight at the age of 91.
Dad enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a renowned geologist and academic leader. He served twice as the president of The University of Texas at Austin and, earlier, was president of the University of Texas at San Antonio. At the time of his death, he was president emeritus of UT Austin and held the Leonidas T. Barrow Chair Emeritus in Mineral Resources.
Dad was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Priscilla Pond Flawn in 2016, and a daughter, Laura B. Flawn, M.D. in 2001.

Flawn served as president of UT- San Antonio from 1973 to 1977. Two years later, Flawn moved over to the Austin campus from 1979 to 1985.

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