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Richard A. Ballinger

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Richard A. Pinchot

Richard A. Ballinger was President Taft's secretary of the interior.

He was a conservative Seattle lawyer who disliked federal controls ad believed in private development of natural resources. Basically, he was in favor of selling land to private companies to develop natural resources.

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Richard A. Ballinger

Relationships with Other People

He agreed with...
President Taft
businessmen

He disagreed with...
Gifford Pinchot
Theodore Roosevelt