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IN MEMORIAM

THOMAS FRANCIS MCGANN

Thomas Francis McGann, professor of history, died on July 13, 1982. He was 62.

Professor McGann was born on March 25, 1920, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned bachelor s, master s, and doctoral degrees from Harvard University in 1941, 1949, and 1952, respectively. He was the Woodbury Lowery Traveling Fellow and the Milton Fund Fellow while at Harvard.

Dr. McGann taught at Harvard University from 1949 to 1958. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1958, where he was teaching at the time of his death. He was a specialist in Argentine and Spanish history.

Professor McGann wrote Argentina, the United States, and the Inter-American System(1957) and Argentina, The Divided Land (1966). He edited Portrait of Spain: British and American Accounts of Spain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries(1963). He also coedited The New World Looks at its History: Proceedings of the Second International Congress of United States and Mexican Historians (1963) and translated José L. Romero's A History of Argentine Political Thought (1963).

Professor McGann served on the executive council of the Latin American Studies Association and as editor of the Latin American Research Review.

In 1982 he received an award for outstanding graduate teaching. A memorial in his honor appeared in the Hispanic American Historical Review in 1983.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.