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Statement on the Death of Rogers C. B. Morton

April 20, 1979

Americans who care about conservation and the environment have lost a champion with the death of Rogers C. B. Morton. He fought gallantly for the outdoors he cherished. In Congress, in the Cabinet, and in politics he was both an ardent partisan and a perfect gentleman. His spirit, courage, and humor enhanced our public life and will be greatly missed.

Note: Mr. Morton served as Secretary of the Interior during the Nixon administration and as Secretary of Commerce during the Ford administration. He had also been chairman of the Republican National Committee and a U.S. Representative from Maryland.

Jimmy Carter, Statement on the Death of Rogers C. B. Morton Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249940

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