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Co-Founder and CEO, Partnership for Responsible Growth, Washington, DC

Richard C. Holbrooke Fellow - Class of Spring 2019

George T. Frampton is the co-founder and CEO of Partnership for Responsible Growth, which advocates for free-market measures to combat climate change. During the Clinton administration, he was chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and assistant secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. During his tenure, he played a leading role in major initiatives, including the development and implementation of a federal-state restoration plan for Florida’s Everglades, administrative reform of the Endangered Species Act, and restoration of Prince William Sound following the Exxon Valdez oil spill.


Previously a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and more recently senior counsel in Coving & Burling’s Clean Energy Group, Frampton also served as a president of the Wilderness Society, deputy director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Special Inquiry into the Three Mile Island Accident, and an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He holds a BA from Yale University, an MSc in Advanced Economic Theory (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. In the 1970-71 term, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackman.


Frampton has written extensively about the environment, publishing more than forty op-ed pieces in national newspapers. Other essays have focused on Gifford Pinchot, the founder and first chief of the United States Forest Service, and how to bring racial diversity to the environmental movement.

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