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Gale Norton

Apr 9, 2020

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The first woman elected Attorney General of Colorado, Gale Norton went on to serve as Secretary of the US Department of the Interior—the first female leader in the department’s 150-year history. She led efforts that resolved seventy-year-old interstate disputes on the Colorado River and instituted a water conservation program across the West, while championing the president's Healthy Forest Initiative and Cooperative Conservation. Norton holds a B.A., J.D., and honorary Ph.D. from the University of Denver and an honorary doctorate from the Colorado School of Mines. In 2014, DU Law School honored her with its Outstanding Alumni Award.