Roderick M. Hills
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
Location: Baltimore, Maryland