CRFB Board Member Roy Ash Passes Away

CRFB board member Roy L. Ash passed away last month at his home in Los Angeles. Mr. Ash was 93 years old and died of Parkinson's disease.  

Mr. Ash co-founded Litton Industries, where he served as its director and president until 1972. He later became chairman of the President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization, which led to the creation of the Office of Management and Budget. From 1972-1975, he served as OMB director during the Nixon and Ford administrations.

After leaving the federal government, Mr. Ash led Addressograph-Multigraph (later AM International) from 1976 to 1981. He also served as vice chairman of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee from 1980 to 1985 and was a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1979 to 1985.

Mr. Ash will be greatly missed, and all of us here at CRFB offer our deepest condolences to the Ash family.