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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 George Otis Smith

George Otis Smith

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1907-1930
Photo of Charles Doolittle Walcott

Charles Doolittle Walcott

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

John Wesley Powell

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1881-1894
Portrait of Clarence King

Clarence King

Director, U.S. Geological Survey
1879-1881