Robert G. Damus
Associate Administrator for Space Science

Died Nov. 29, 2000 of a heart attack.

Mr. Damus left his office, collapsed and was pronounced dead at GWU Hospital, he was 55

Contrary to his official title, Robert G. Damus significantly contributed to enactment of the first balanced budget in 30 years and was a leader in involving stakeholders in successful management of Federal budget issues.

He was recognized as the leader of the Executive Branch in devising and negotiating effective and innovative budget control legislation, including the major deficit reductions laws of 1993 and 1995, as well as the landmark Balanced Budget Act of 1997.

He was also in charge of all orders signed by the President, and has been a leader in creative use of Presidential orders to carry out Administration policy.