Anne Gorsuch Burford

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Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch Burford (April 21, 1942 – July 18, 2004), also known as Anne M. Gorsuch (/ˈɡɔːrsətʃ/), was an American attorney and politician.wikipedia
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She was the mother of current Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch is the son of David Ronald Gorsuch (1937–2001) and Anne Gorsuch Burford (née Anne Irene McGill; 1942–2004).

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Between 1981 and 1983, while known as Anne M. Gorsuch, she served under President Ronald Reagan as the first female Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Superfund

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In 1982, Congress charged that the EPA had mishandled the $1.6 billion toxic waste Superfund and demanded records from Gorsuch.
The mismanagement of the program under Anne Gorsuch Burford, Reagan's first chosen Administrator of the agency, led to a congressional investigation and the reauthorization of the program in 1986 through an act amending CERCLA.

University of Colorado Law School

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She then attended the University of Colorado Law School where she received a Juris Doctor degree in 1964 at the age of 22.

Contempt of Congress

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Gorsuch refused and became the first agency director in U.S. history to be cited for contempt of Congress.

William Ruckelshaus

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Anne Gorsuch Burford, the mother of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, had depleted the EPA by asking Congress to cut the agency's budget, eliminating jobs and halting enforcement activities.

Ronald Reagan

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Between 1981 and 1983, while known as Anne M. Gorsuch, she served under President Ronald Reagan as the first female Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Casper, Wyoming

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Born Anne Irene McGill in Casper, Wyoming, she was one of seven children of Joseph John McGill II, a surgeon, and Dorothy Jean (née O'Grady).

Denver

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She grew up in Denver, where she attended St. Francis DeSales High School.

National Autonomous University of Mexico

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During three consecutive summers, she took classes in Spanish at the National University of Mexico.

Bachelor of Arts

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She studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 at the age of 19.

Juris Doctor

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She then attended the University of Colorado Law School where she received a Juris Doctor degree in 1964 at the age of 22.

Mortar Board

McGill participated in the undergraduate Honors Program and Mortar Board society, and was an editor of the University of Colorado Law School's law review.

Law review

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McGill participated in the undergraduate Honors Program and Mortar Board society, and was an editor of the University of Colorado Law School's law review.

Fulbright Program

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She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study criminal law for one year in Jaipur, India, and she and her new husband David Gorsuch travelled there together.

Jaipur

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She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study criminal law for one year in Jaipur, India, and she and her new husband David Gorsuch travelled there together.

District attorney

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Gorsuch was first employed as an attorney with a bank trust department, then as an assistant district attorney for Jefferson County, Colorado, and as deputy district attorney for the City of Denver, Colorado.

Qwest Corporation

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Subsequently she was a corporate attorney for Mountain Bell Telephone.

Colorado House of Representatives

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In 1975 she was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives, and served in office for two two-year terms.

New Federalism

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Gorsuch based her administration of the EPA on the New Federalism approach of downsizing federal agencies by delegating their functions and services to the individual states.

Farmington, New Mexico

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Thriftway Company, a small oil refinery in Farmington, New Mexico, asked Gorsuch for a meeting to discuss the regulations limiting lead content of gasoline, the program under Section 211 of the Clean Air Act designed to reduce the amount of lead in gasoline in annual phases, and to receive relief from the standard.

List of federal agencies in the United States

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Gorsuch refused and became the first agency director in U.S. history to be cited for contempt of Congress.

Executive privilege

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The EPA turned the documents over to Congress several months later, after the White House abandoned its court claim that the documents could not be subpoenaed by Congress because they were covered by executive privilege.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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She was the mother of current Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch.