Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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The following is a list of directors of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service:

Date Director Notes
1940–1946 Ira Noel Gabrielson First director
April 1, 1946 – 1953 Albert Merrill Day [1]
1953–1957 John L. Farley
1957–1964 Daniel H. Janzen
1964–1970 John S. Gottschalk
1970–1973 Spencer H. Smith
1974–1981 Lynn Adams Greenwalt Nominated July 31, 1974 by President Richard Nixon, confirmed October 1973, retained by President Jimmy Carter[2][3]
1981–1985 Robert A. Jantzen Nominated October 9, 1981 by President Ronald Reagan;[4] sworn in November 17, 1981[5]
1986-March 15, 1989 Frank Harper Dunkle Nominated March 26, 1986.[6] Resigned March 15, 1989[7]
1989–1993 John F. Turner Nominated June 13, 1989 by President George H. W. Bush[8][9]
September 10, 1993-June 5, 1996 Mollie Hanna Beattie Nominated May 18, 1993, by President Bill Clinton; sworn in September 10, 1993[10][11]
June 5, 1996-July 31, 1997 John G. Rogers, Jr. (acting)
July 31, 1997-January 20, 2001 Jamie Rappaport Clark Nominate June 23, 1997, by President Clinton[12]
January 20, 2001-February 21, 2002 Marshall Jones (acting)
February 21, 2002-March 16, 2005 Steven A. Williams Confirmed January 30, 2002; sworn in February 21, 2002[13]
March 16, 2005-October 12, 2005 Matthew "Matt" J. Hogan (acting)
October 12, 2005-January 3, 2009 H. Dale Hall Sworn in October 12, 2005[14] Resigned January 3, 2009
January 3-September 1, 2009 Rowan W. Gould (first time) (acting)
September 1, 2009-February 20, 2010 Samuel D. (Sam) Hamilton, III Nominated July 6, 2009, confirmed July 31, 2009;[15] died in office, February 20, 2010[16]
February 21, 2010–June 30, 2011 Rowan W. Gould (second time) (acting)
June 30, 2011-present Dan Ashe

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