Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch (later Anne M. Burford) was born April 21, 1942, in Casper, Wyoming. She was married twice, first to David Gorsuch (whom she divorced) and later to Bureau of Land Management director Robert Burford. In 1961, she received a BA in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and in 1964 an LL.B. from the University of Colorado Law School. From 1966 to 1967, she was Assistant Trust Administrator for the First National Bank of Denver; from 1968 to 1971, she was Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson County, Colorado; and from 1971 to 1973, was Deputy District Attorney for Denver, Colorado. From 1974 to 1975, she was hearing officer for the Colorado Real Estate Commission and State Boards of Cosmetology, Optometric Examiners, Professional Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine, where she performed duties of an administrative judge in cases involving the allegation of statutory or regulatory violations by licensees / practitioners. From 1975 to 1981, she was a lawyer with Mountain Bell Corporate Law Department. She was elected a member of the Colorado State House of Representatives in 1976 and served until 1980. From 1978 to 1980, she served as chairman of the House State Affairs Committee and in 1980 was chairman of the House-Senate Legal Services Committee. She also served as chairman of the Interim Committee on Hazardous Waste. In 1980, she became a member of President-Elect Reagan's Transition Team serving on the Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. On May 20, 1981, she became administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and served until March 9, 1983. She died of cancer on July 16, 2004.
From the description of Burford, Anne M. (Anne McGill), 1942-2004 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568590