Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train, 92, a leading conservationist who helped craft some of the nation's enduring environmental laws, died Monday at his farm in Bozman, Md., on the Eastern Shore.
President Richard Nixon named him undersecretary of the Interior and in 1970 he became the first chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, an advisory group to the president. The EPA was started in 1970 and William Ruckelshaus was its first administrator. When Ruckelshaus left to take over the FBI during the Watergate scandal, Mr. Train was chosen to lead the EPA.