Former and Current Directors

U.S. Commission on Fish & Fisheries Office of Economic Ornithology & Mammalogy
Spencer F. Baird 1871-1887 Clinton Hart Merriam 1885-1886
G. Browne Goode 1887-1888 Division of Economic Ornithology & Mammalogy
Marshall McDonald 1888-1895 Clinton Hart Merriam 1886-1896
Herbert A Gill--Acting 1895-1896 Division of Biological Survey
John J. Brice 1896-1898 Clinton Hart Merriam 1896-1905
George M. Bowers 1898-1903  
   
U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Bureau of Biological Survey
George M. Bowers 1903-1913 Clinton Hart Merriam 1905-1910
Hugh M. Smith 1913-1922 Henry W. Henshaw 1910-1916
Herny O'Malley 1922-1933 Edward W. Nelson 1916-1927
Frank T. Bell 1933-1939 Paul G. Redington 1927-1934
Charles Jackson--Act.1939-1940 Jay N. Darling 1934-1935
  Ira N. Gabrielson 1935-1940*
   
Fish and Wildlife Service  
Ira N. Gabrielson 1940-1946  
Albert M. Day 1946-1953  
John L. Farley 1953-1957  
   
Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife
Donald L. McKernan 1957-1967 Daniel H. Janzen 1957-1964
Harold E. Crowther 1967-1970 John S. Gottschalk 1964-1970
  Spencer H. Smith 1970-1973
  Lynn A. Greenwalt 1973-1974
   
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
Lynn A. Greenwalt 1974-1981  
Robert A. Jantzen 1981-1985  
Frank H. Dunkle 1986-1989*  
John F. Turner 1989-1993*  
Mollie H. Beattie 1993-1996*  
Jamie R. Clark 1997 to 2001*  
Steven A. Williams 2002 to 2005*  

H. Dale Hall 2005 to 2009*

 
Sam Hamilton 2009-2010  
Dan Ashe 2011-present  
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