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Past Directors

The following is a list of the individuals who have served as Directors of the USGS since its formation in 1879.

Jim Reilly

Past Director, U.S. Geological Survey
 

Suzette Kimball

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2015 - 2017

Marcia K. McNutt

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2010-2013

Mark Myers

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2006-2009

Charles G. Groat

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1998-2005

Gordon P. Eaton

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1994-1997

Dallas Lynn Peck

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1981-1993

Henry William Menard

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1978-1981

Vincent Ellis McKelvey

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1971-1978

William Thomas Pecora

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1965-1971

Thomas Brennan Nolan

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1956-1965

William Embry Wrather

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1943-1956

Walter Curran Mendenhall

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1930-1943

George Otis Smith

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1907-1930

Charles Doolittle Walcott

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1894-1907

John Wesley Powell

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1881-1894

Clarence King

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1879-1881