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Leland Olds

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Economist and public official, born in Rochester, New York, USA. He was an industrial editor for the Federated Press news service (1922–9), became Head of the New York State Power Authority (1931–9) and the Federal Power Commission (1939–49), and drafted utility regulations. Poised to reduce natural gas prices, he was denied reappointment by pro-oil senators who cited his ‘leftist’ writings of earlier decades. He later founded Energy Research Associates.

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