William Gorham: He Was the Founding President of One of Washington’s Leading Think Tanks, the Urban Institute

From a Washington Post obit by Matt Schudel headlined “William Gorham, founder of Urban Institute think tank, dies at 91”:

William Gorham, the founding president of one of Washington’s leading think tanks, the Urban Institute, which has helped steer debate and policy decisions on a wide range of domestic social issues, died Dec. 28 in Washington….

A onetime “whiz kid” and protege of Robert S. McNamara, the defense secretary under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Gorham held high-level positions at the Defense Department and the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare.