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With the passing of William Simon, Americans have lost one of our most talented public servants and most dedicated philanthropists.
As President Nixon's "energy czar," William Simon steered America through the energy crisis of the early 1970s. And as Secretary of the Treasury to Presidents Nixon and Ford, he capably oversaw the nation's finances.
But William Simon's service to his country did not end when he left the public sector. He has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars-all the money he earned throughout a distinguished business career-to charitable causes ranging from AIDS hospices to expanding educational opportunities for the poor.
I especially want to extend my sympathies to his son, William Simon, Jr., who served with me in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Bill is a great lawyer and a good friend, and to him and to all the Simon family, I offer the most sincere condolences.
William Simon will be greatly missed.