Billy Frank, Jr.

 

 

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission since 1977 who was a fierce and tireless champion for salmon, tribal sovereignty, and the right of Northwest tribes to fish in their traditional waters.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: March 9, 1931

 

Died: May 5, 2014

 

Location: Olympia, Washington