George T. Frampton Jr.

George T. Frampton, Jr. has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 2001.

George is senior counsel at Covington & Burling, LLP. He was previously a partner in the firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP in Washington and New York.

His federal government assignments have included serving as chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. As assistant secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, he had policy and budget responsibility for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. George also was deputy director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Special Inquiry into the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island and assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.

George has been a visiting lecturer in constitutional law at Duke Law School and taught international environmental law at the Yale School of Environmental Studies, Yale Law School and Johns Hopkins University.

He was president of The Wilderness Society from 1986-1993.

George received a BA in physics and philosophy from Yale College in Connecticut, an MSc with distinction in advanced economic theory from the London School of Economics and a JD magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School in Massachusetts.

He served as law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971.