Biographical Sketch

Born in Cincinnati in 1940, Mr. Jorling received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1962, his M.S. in Ecology from Washington State University in 1969 (he attended the school from 1962-63), and his LL.B. from Boston College Law School in June 1966.

During his tenure with the Senate Committee on Public Works, the EPA, and the NRDC, he was extremely active in helping to form legislation such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Superfund (Liability Act), and their amendments.

Career Chronology:

1965-68 Science teacher in West Roxbury, Mass.
1966-68 Attorney-Advisor, Solicitor's Office, Department of the Interior
1968-69 Assistant General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution
1969-72 Minority Counsel, Senate Committee on Public Works
1972-77, 1979-1982, 1986-87 Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College (also taught from 1983-86 during Bill Moomaw's tenure as Director)
1975-76 Member of the Williamstown Planning Board
1978-80 Assistant Administrator (Water and Hazardous Materials) to the EPA.
1985-86 Chairman of the Natural Resources Defense Council
1986-87 Served on the Williamstown Board of Selectmen
1987-1994 New York State Environmental Commissioner, appointed by Gov. Cuomo
1994-2004 Vice President for environmental affairs, International Paper Company, New York
2004-present Serves on the board of the National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. (NEON)

Thomas Cash Jorling (1940- ) Papers 1963-1988

Thomas Cash Jorling
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