James G. Watt

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James G. Watt served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983.

In 1976, Watt founded the Mountain States Legal Foundation, a law firm "dedicated to individual liberty, the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government and economic freedom."[1]

According to the environmental advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity, for over two decades, Watt held the record for protecting the fewest species under the Endangered Species Act in United States history.[1]

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  1. Kempthorne Wins 2007 Rubber Dodo Award : Protects Fewer Species Than Any Interior Secretary in History. E-wire (2007-08-27). Retrieved on 2011-04-22. “The Center for Biological Diversity ... The previous recordholder was James Watt, who listed no species for 376 days between 1981 and 1982.”
  2. Texon Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2013.

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