Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Governor Whitman was EPA's 9th Administrator, serving from January 2001 to July 2003. Whitman was twice elected Governor of New Jersey, and was the first woman to be elected to the State's top job.
She was appointed Administrator by President George W. Bush. She led the Agency during the attacks on the World Trade Center and in their aftermath. Whitman affirmed the lead in drinking water standard after it was brought under review for having been promulgated late in the Clinton Administration
She resigned after the White House insisted the Agency issue rules that she did not support which weakened the Clean Air Act's New Source Review program and which were later overturned in Court.