Earl Butz

Dead

Born: 7/3/1909 in Albion, Indiana, USA
Died: 2/2/2008
Age: 98
Cause of death: natural causes

Full name: Earl Lauer Butz
Noted For: U.S. secretary of Agriculture under Nixon and Ford (1971-76). Resigned after a vulgar and racist remark he made during a private conversation was made public. Pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and served 30 days in prison (1981).

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