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Howard Zahniser, circa 1956.
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Head and shoulders, black and white image.

Credit: Courtesy of Wilderness.net image library.

Howard Zahniser wrote the first draft of the wilderness bill in 1956, and although some associates had argued against using "untrammeled," he had held to it as the right word. unfortunately, Zahniser died in May of 1964, just four months before his bill was signed into law as the wilderness act.

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