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Former SEC Chairman Roderick Hills Passes Away at Age 83

Bruce Carton | October 31, 2014

Yesterday the SEC announced that former SEC Chairman Roderick M. Hills passed away on October 29, 2014, at the age of 83. The SEC stated that Chairman Hills

had a brilliant legal career and was a man of great character.  He served as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1975 to 1977, with distinction.  Chairman Hills was a true champion for America’s investors.  The SEC has lost a strong leader and friend.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to his loved ones.

To learn more about Chairman Hills, I turned to an invaluable resource that does not seem to be as well-known as it should be: the Oral Histories section of the SEC Historical Society's "Virtual Museum and Archive." Among these Oral Histories is a fascinating interview with Chairman Hills that was conducted on...

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