John Theodore Flanagan John Theodore Flanagan, UI professor emeritus of English, died March 11 in Salt Lake City, where he had made his home since 1993. He was 90. Flanagan earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in English at the University of Minnesota where he later taught. Prior to joining the UI faculty in 1946 he taught at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He served as a Fulbright lecturer in Bordeaux and at the Belgian universities of Ghent, Liege and Brussels. Other foreign lecturing assignments were at universities in Kyoto, Moscow and Leningrad. He published numerous articles and reviews on American literature, drama and folklore. Among his books were "James Hall, Literary Pioneer of the Ohio Valley" (1941), "America is West" (1945), "Theodore Blegen, A Memoir" (1977), "Theodore Hamm in Minnesota" (1989), and "Minnesota's Literary Visitors" (1994). Two volumes of biographical essays, "Memorable Americans" (1983) and "More Memorable Americans" (1985) were written with Robert B. Downs and Harold W. Scott, also of the UI. Flanagan received fellowships from the Newberry Library and the Guggenheim foundation in addition to the Fulbright lecturing assignments. One achievement that made him especially proud was having directed 60 doctoral dissertations during his tenure at the UI. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Caxton Club of Chicago, the Dial Club (Urbana), the state historical societies of Illinois and Minnesota, and the Society of Midland Authors. He is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to the UI Foundation, Harker Hall, or to the Library of the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minn.