CRFB Board Member James T. Lynn Dies

James T. Lynn, a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board and former budget director in the Ford administration died Dec. 6 in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Lynn was 83 years old and died as a result of complications from a stroke. During the Nixon administration, Mr. Lynn served as general counsel and undersecretary at the Department of Commerce before becoming secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1975, President Ford tapped Mr. Lynn as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Following his government service, Mr. Lynn became chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna Life and Casualty and a senior advisor at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC.

CRFB would like to send its condolences to Mr. Lynn's wife, Joan, his three children, eight grandchildren, and the rest of the Lynn family.

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