James L. Flanagan, a former ASA President, ASA Gold Medal awardee, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died Aug. 25, 2015 in Warren, NJ, at the age of 89.  For more than half a century Jim Flanagan has conducted and led research in the area of speech.  His work helped to change the ways in which people communicate with each other and with machines. 

A full obituary is found in the New York Times. An obituary also appears in the Fall 2015 Issue of Acoustics Today.