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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.

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Suzette Kimball

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2015-2017
Phone: 703-648-7412
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Marcia K McNutt

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2010-2013
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Mark Myers

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2006-2009
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Charles G Groat

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1998-2005
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Gordon P Eaton

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1994-1997
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Dallas Lynn Peck

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1981-1993
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Henry William Menard

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1978-1981
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Vincent Ellis McKelvey

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1971-1978
Dr. William Pecora, USGS Director, 1965-71

William Thomas Pecora

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1965-1971
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Thomas Brennan Nolan

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1956-1965
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William Embry Wrather

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1943-1956
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Walter Curran Mendenhall

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1930-1943