William K. Reilly: Biography

[EPA press release - February 2, 1989]

The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed the nomination of William K. Reilly to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
His appointment was announced on Dec. 22, 1988, and he was officially nominated by President Bush on Jan. 20, 1989. The date of his swearing-in ceremony has not been announced.
Reilly has held five environment-related positions during the previous two decades, the latest as President of both the World Wildlife Fund--U.S. and the Conservation Foundation.
An alumnus of Yale University, Reilly holds a law degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in urban planning from Columbia University.
He was born in Decatur, Ill., on Jan. 26, 1940, and grew up in Fall River, Mass.
He is married to Elizabeth Bennett Buxton and they have two daughters, Katherine Buxton, age 18, and Margaret Mahalah, age 13. The family resides in Alexandria, Va.