Roderick M. Hills


Age: 83

Summary: head of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission under President Gerald R. Ford who concluded that investment companies needed more freedom from regulation, but who was a corporate lawyer and a White House counsel to Ford before becoming SEC chairman in October 1975 just months after the SEC did away with fixed brokerage commission rates.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: March 9, 1931

Died: October 29, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland