WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House science adviser to President George W. Bush, John W. Marburger III, has died. He was 70.
A Democrat, Marburger was in charge of science policy during the entire eight years of the Republican administration, often dealing with issues about man-made global warming and claims of political interference in science. He was a physicist.
Marburger was the third president of Stony Brook University, serving for 14 years until 1994.Then he was director of the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Both institutions are on Long Island in New York.
Known as Jack, Marburger died Thursday at his home in Port Jefferson, N.Y., after four years of treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.