Kevin McIntyre, who served the briefest tenure ever as the nation's top energy regulator at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, died yesterday.
McIntyre had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 and previously had surgery to remove the tumor.
A setback in his condition led him to step away from the chairman's role on Oct. 24. He remained on the commission and was succeeded as chairman by Commissioner Neil Chatterjee.
President Trump nominated McIntyre, 57, to serve at FERC as chairman in August 2017. It is unclear whether the administration knew at the time that he had cancer.
A Republican, he was confirmed by the Senate in November and was sworn in Dec. 7 as chairman. The several months of delay were attributed to his medical treatment, according to several sources.