Anne Burford

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: controversial head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Reagan and one of government's highest-ranking women when she was appointed in 1981 who drew criticism for trying to roll back EPA policies, cut staff and give states more responsibility before being cited for contempt of Congress and quitting under fire in 1983.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: April 21, 1942

 

Died: July 18, 2004

 

Location: Denver, Colorado