Russell Errol Train (born June 4, 1920) was the second EPA Agency Administrator, from September 1973 to January 1977. Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar
Train was born in 1920 in Jamestown, Rhode Island and graduated from Princeton University (B. Jamestown is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island, in the United States. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. A. , 1941) and Columbia University Law School (J. Columbia Law School, located in New York City, is one of the professional schools of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. D. , 1948). During World War II, Train served in the United States Army (1941-1946), attaining the rank of Major. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Major is a Military rank the use of which varies according to country Early in his career, Train served from 1949 to 1956 as Attorney, Chief Counsel, and Minority Advisor on various Congressional committees and from 1956 to 1957 as Assistant to the Secretary and Head of the Legal Advisory Staff for the Treasury Department. The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the Treasury of the United States government.
Train was a judge for the U.S. Tax Court from 1957 to 1965. The United States Tax Court is a federal Trial court of record established by Congress under Article I of the U He was President of The Conservation Foundation from 1965 to 1969 and Under Secretary of the Department of the Interior from 1969 to 1970. The United States Department of the Interior ( DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally Between 1970 and 1973 he was Chairman of the newly formed Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ) is a division of the White House that coordinates federal environmental efforts in the United States
During his time as agency head, he led during the approval of the catalytic converter to achieve Clean Air Act automobile emission reductions; and the implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). A catalytic converter (colloquially "cat" or "catcon" is a device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from an Internal combustion engine. A Clean Air Act describes one of a number of pieces of legislation relating to the reduction of Smog and Air pollution in general The Toxic Substances Control Act ( TSCA) is a United States law passed by the United States Congress in 1976, that regulates the introduction The Clean Water Act is the primary Federal law in the United States governing Water pollution.
After leaving EPA he served as President of the World Wildlife Fund-U. S. from 1978 to 1985 and as its Chairman from 1985 to 1994. During 1988 he also worked as Co-Chairman of Conservationists for Bush, and from 1990 to 1992 as Chairman of the National Commission on the Environment.
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