CRFB Senior Advisor Elmer B. Staats Passes Away

Elmer B. Staats, a Senior Advisor of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and former comptroller general of the United States, died peacefully on July 23 in Washington, DC. Mr. Staats was 97 years old and died as a result of congestive heart failure.  During the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations, Mr. Staats served as deputy director of the budget before becoming the comptroller general, where he served from 1966 through 1981. From 1984 to 1990, he was a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and from 1990 to 1997, he was the first chairmen of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.

Most recently, Mr. Staats has been a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and member and councilor of The Conference Board.

From everyone at CRFB, we would like to offer our condolences to the Staats family.