Former Judge Russell E. Train, who served on the Tax Court of the United
States from August 1, 1957, until July 31, 1965, died on September 17, 2012.
Prior to joining the Tax Court, Judge Train served as an attorney at the Joint
Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation, United States Congress, from 1949 to
1953; as Clerk of the House Committee on Ways and Means in 1953 and 1954 and
as Minority Clerk in 1955 and 1956; and as Assistant to the Secretary and Head of
the Legal Advisory Staff at the Treasury Department in 1956 and 1957.
President Eisenhower appointed Judge Train as a Judge of the Tax Court of
the United States on August 1, 1957, where Judge Train served until his
resignation on July 31, 1965.
Following his service to the Tax Court, Judge Train was President of the
Conservation Foundation from 1965 to 1969. He also served as Undersecretary at
the Department of the Interior in 1969, as Chairman of the Council on
Environmental Quality from 1970 to 1973, as Administrator of the Environmental
Protection Agency from 1973 to 1977. He served as President and Chief
Executive Officer of the World Wildlife Fund-U.S. from 1978 to 1985, and as
Chairman of its board from 1985 to 1994.
In 1991 President Bush awarded Judge Train the Presidential Medal of
Freedom, which is the nation’s highest civilian award, for his groundbreaking
conservation and environmental efforts.