Ed Regan, a widely respected Republican who served as New York State comptroller from 1979 to 1993, passed on Saturday.
From the NY Times:
"Edward V. Regan, a Buffalo Republican who knew little about high finance when he became the New York State comptroller but soundly managed billions in public pension funds and monitored hundreds of municipalities and state agencies for 14 years, died on Saturday in Greenwich, Conn. He was 84.
Mr. Regan’s wife, Susan, said he died at Greenwich Hospital, where he was admitted last Monday after an extended stay at The Osborn, a senior living center in Rye, N.Y. She did not identify the cause, but said he had long been living with Alzheimer’s disease.
After his political career ended, Mr. Regan served in the late 1990s as chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation, providing fiscal oversight for New York City; was the president of Baruch College of the City University of New York from 2000 to 2004, and taught classes on government at the university."
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