From: The New York Times
He was found dead on Friday, his daughter Jerilyn said; the cause is not yet known.
Mr. Devens had been the mayor of Valdez, a city of about 4,000 people, for about five years when the Exxon Valdez ran aground on March 24, 1989, releasing nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the sound, one of the nation’s most pristine fisheries and wildlife habitats. It was the worst oil spill in American history at the time. MORE