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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

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2018-2021
 

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