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James G. Watt (1938)close

Born in Lusk, Wyoming, James Watt was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Many environmentalists and conservationist worried that Watt's policies on National Parks and on environmental policy would do more harm than good to the United States' natural resources.

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