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William Doyle Ruckelshaus

William Doyle Ruckelshaus, American investment company executive, former federal agency administrator. Bar: Indiana 1960. Named Man of Year, Indianapolis Jaycess; named an Outstanding Republican Legislator in Indiana House Representatives, Working Press, 1967; recipient Outstanding First Year Legislator in House award, Indiana Broadcasters Association, 1967.

Background

  • RUCKELSHAUS, William was born on July 24, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of John K. and Marion (Doyle) Covington Ruckelshaus.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Princeton University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960.

    Career

    • Attorney Ruckelshaus, Bobbitt & O'Connor, Indianapolis, 1960-1968. Deputy attorney general State of Indiana, 1960-1965, chief counsel Office of Attorney General, 1963-1965. Minority attorney Indiana State Senate, 1965-1967.

      Member Indiana House of Representatives, 1967-1969, majority leader, 1967-1969. Assistant attorney general civil division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1969-1970. Administrator Environmental Protection Agency, 1970-1973, 1983-1985.

      Acting director Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1973. Deputy attorney general United States Department Justice, 1973. Partner Ruckelshaus, Beveridge, Fairbanks & Diamond, 1974-1976.

      Senior vice president law & corporation affairs Weyerhaeuser Company, Tacoma, 1976-1983. President William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, 1985-1988. Partner Perkins Coie, Seattle, 1985-1988.

      Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., Houston, 1988-1995, chairman, 1995—1999. Founder, principal Madrona Investment Group, LLC, since 1996. Strategic director Madrona Venture Group, Seattle, since 1999.

      Chairman World Resources Institute, Washington District of Columbia, since 1999. Board directors Cummins Engine Company, Nordstrom, Inc., Weyerhaeuser Company, Inc., Vykor, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1960.

    Works

    • Reapportionment—A Continuing Problem 1963.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Republican nominee for United States Senate, Indiana, 1968. Appointed by President Clinton to serve as United States envoy to Pacific Salmon Treaty with Canada, 1997-1998. Member, President Council on Sustainable Development, 1993-1997.

    Chairman Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Washington, since 1999, commissioner Commission on Ocean Policy, 2001-2004. Member World Resource Institute (chairman since 1998), Federal Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, fishing, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Jill Elizabeth Strickland, May 11, 1962. Children: Catherine Kiley, Mary Hughes, Jennifer Lea, William Justice, Robin Elizabeth.
    • father: John K. Ruckelshaus
    • mother: Marion (Doyle) Ruckelshaus
    • spouse: Jill Elizabeth Strickland
    • children: Catherine Kiley Ruckelshaus
    • Mary Hughes Ruckelshaus
    • Jennifer Lea Ruckelshaus
    • William Justice Ruckelshaus
    • Robin Elizabeth Ruckelshaus
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    Nationality
    • 1957
      Princeton University
    • 1960
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1968
      Attorney, Ruckelshaus
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      minority attorney, Indiana State Senate
    • 1969 - 1970
      assistant, attorney general civil division United States Department Justice
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
    • 1973
      acting director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • 1973
      deputy attorney, general United States Department Justice
    • 1974 - 1976
      partner, Ruckelshaus
      Beveridge, Victoria, Australia
    • 1976 - 1983
      senior, vice president law & corporation affairs Weyerhaeuser Company
      Tacoma, Washington, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
    • 1985 - 1988
      partner, Perkins Coie
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      president, William D. Ruckelshaus Associates
    • 1988 - 1995
      chairman, Browning-Ferris Industries
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1988 - 1995
      Chief Executive Officer, Browning-Ferris Industries
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1996
      founder
    • 1999
      strategic director, Madrona Venture Group
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1999
      chairman, World Resources Institute
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