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The College of Natural Resources morns the loss of a great environmental leader and friend

November 14, 2009

Tom Graff, 65, died yesterday, November 11, 2009, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

In 1971, Tom opened the first California Office of the Environmental Defense Fund and went on to be one of the most influential environmentalists in California water policy during the proceeding 30 years.

In 2008, to honor Tom’s work, as well as a long-standing professional association and friendship, George A. Miller and his wife, Janet A. McKinley, funded the Thomas J. Graff Chair in the College of Natural Resources.

For more information on Tom and his life’s work please see:


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