Donald Ross: Advocate For the Public Interest at Every Level of Government and Society

From a Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “Donald Ross, leader of public advocacy groups, dies at 78”:

Donald K. Ross, one of consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s early associates who was an architect of the country’s first student-run public interest groups, and who later directed the Rockefeller Family Fund and led efforts to reform the juvenile justice system, died in Salisbury, Conn.

Mr. Ross had been a Peace Corps volunteer and was a recent law school graduate when he joined Nader’s Public Citizen movement in 1970 as one of the first of the idealistic “Nader’s Raiders,” who aimed to improve environmental and consumer protections and to make corporate America more responsible to the public.