The New York Society for General Semantics mourns the passing of our Past President, Allen Flagg.
Allen was President of the NYSGS for many years, and remained a member of the NYSGS Board of Directors, as well as a Trustee of the Institute of General Semantics, and an officer of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
IGS President and NYSGS Treasurer Martin Levinson commented, "Allen was a true Renaissance man and a kind and thoughtful person. He will be greatly missed by those of us in the general semantics community. The world is poorer for his absence."
Allen Flagg was the recipient of the J. Talbot Winchell Award "in recognition of his lifelong service, accomplishments and time-binding efforts" at the 56th Annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, November 14, 2008, at The Princeton Club, 15 W. 43rd Street, New York City.
For me and for many others, and for many, many years, Allen Flagg was the New York Society for General Semantics. He was an inspiration, I am very much saddened by his loss, and one of the main reasons I took on the presidency of the NYSGS was to carry on his legacy.