Dr. Edgar Wayburn died on Friday, at the age of 103. We have him to thank for nudging Carter along on the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and that is just the beginning.
He was the president of the Sierra Club for five terms, and did this in his spare time, mind you; he was a physician the rest of the time. I like to think Dr. Wayburn is living proof that if you do good, you'll live longer to see the fruits of your labors. Put simply.
Here's the Sierra Club summary on his accomplishments. I can't do this fellow justice in a blog post.
And here's his obituary from the LA Times.
(And I vow to renew my Sierra Club membership in April. I let it lapse six months.)