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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.

Photo of Charles Doolittle Walcott

Charles Doolittle Walcott

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1894-1907
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John Wesley Powell

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1881-1894
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Suzette Kimball

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
2015-2017
Phone: 703-648-7412
Portrait of Clarence King

Clarence King

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1879-1881