Russell Errol Train


Russell Errol Train was born in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and earned degrees from Princeton University (B.A.) and Columbia University (LL.B.). When he was elected to the United States Congress in 1949 he was a member of the D.C. bar. Train remained a Congressman until 1953. After this, he became the first chairman for the Council on Environmental Quality during which he helped to pass clean air legislation. In 1973 he became the second administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under both Presidents Nixon and Ford. He then served as chair of the World Wildlife Fund.


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