William J. Ronan

 

 

 

Age: 101

 

Summary: retired public servant and the first chairman of the New York Metropolitan Authority (MTA) for six years after his 1965 appointment by then-New York governor Nelson Rockefeller whose leadership under the MTA began ambitious construction projects, including new subway lines in Queens and the Second Avenue Subway, but was in limbo for 30 years because of the city's 1970's fiscal crisis.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: November 8, 1912

 

Died: October 15, 2014

 

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida