Thomas H. Truitt, CCAS BA ’60

Thomas H. Truitt, CCAS BA ’60, a retired Washington lawyer whose clients included Occidental Petroleum during its years of litigation over the Love Canal environmental disaster in Upstate New York, died Dec. 27 in Lexington, Va.

Thomas Hulen Truitt was born in St. Louis and raised in Washington, where he attended the private St. Albans School. After Army service, he graduated from George Washington University in 1960 and from the University of Virginia law school in 1964.

Mr. Truitt was a legal official at the Environmental Protection Agency in the early 1970s. He later joined the firm of Wald, Harkrader and Ross, where he headed the environmental team and served as outside legal counsel for Occidental. In 1985, he became a lawyer at Piper and Marbury and continued to work as a top attorney for Occidental.

Read the full tribute at the Washington Post.

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