Gaylord Nelson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 4, 1916

Death Date

July 3, 2005

Age of Death

89 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The politician Gaylord Nelson died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Politician and Democrat who was a Wisconsin Senator from 1963 to 1981. He was notably the driving force behind the founding of Earth Day.

He had children named Tia, Gaylord, and Jeffrey with Carrie Lee Dotson, whom he married in 1947.



“Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn’t even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago.” (Gaylord Nelson)


“We must recognize that we’re all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.” (Gaylord Nelson)


“Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life.” (Gaylord Nelson)


“In the state of Wisconsin it’s mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school.” (Gaylord Nelson)


“The issues are by some geometric number – 100 or 200 or 500 – times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.” (Gaylord Nelson)