Nathaniel Reed (environmentalist)

Nathaniel Pryor Reed (July 22, 1933 – July 11, 2018) was an American environmentalist and political aide from Florida who served as an environmental adviser to Florida Governor Claude R. Kirk Jr. in the 1960s. He was also Assistant Secretary of Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the United States Department of the Interior from 1971 to 1977 serving under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, where he co-wrote the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Reed was born in Manhattan, New York City, and attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College, Connecticut. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force before becoming vice president of his family's real estate business. Provided by Wikipedia