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Secretaries of the Interior Since 1902

Year
Name

Appointed Name
Ethan A. Hitchcock --- 1898 Ray Lyman Wilbur..
James R. Garfield.----- 1907 Harold L. Ickes-----
Richard A. Ballinger-

1909 Julius A. Krug-----Walter L. Fisher----

1911 Oscar L. Chapman. Franklin K. Lane-

1913 Douglas McKay-John B. Payne---

1920 Fred A. Seaton----Albert B. Fall.---

1921 Stewart L. Udall---Hubert Work..

1923 Walter J. Hickel-----Roy O. West---

1928 Rogers C. B. Morton-

Year Appointed

1929 1933 1946 1949 1953 1956 1961 1969 1971

Solicitors, Department of the Interior, Since 1902 1

Name
Willis Van Devanter-----
Frank L. Campbell ---
George W. Woodruff-
Oscar Lawler------
Charles W. Cobb-----
Preston C. West-------
Alexander T. Vogelsang---
Charles D. Mahaffie---
Edwin S. Booth------
John N. Edwards-----
Ernest O. Patterson---
Edward C. Finney-----

Year
Appointed

1897
1903
1907
1909
1911
1913
1916
1916
1921
1923
1926
1929

Name
Nathan R. Margold--
Warner W. Gardner--
Fowler H. Harper----
Mastin G. White-----
Clarence A. Davis----
J. Reuel Armstrong---
Elmer F. Bennett----
George W. Abbott--
Theodore F. Stevens
Frank J. Barry--
Edward Weinberg----
Mitchell Melich----

Year Appointed

1933

1942 2 1943 1946 1953 1955 1957 1958 1960 1961 1968 1969

Commissioners of Reclamation :

Year

Year Name Appointed Name

Appointed Frederick H. Newell 1902 Harry W. Bashore---

1943 Arthur P. Davis ---1914 Michael W. Straus--

1945 David W. Davis----1923 Wilbur A. Dexheimer

1953 Elwood Mead.---1924 Floyd E. Dominy----

1959 John C. Page------1937 Ellis L. Armstrong---

1969 ? Title of the Solicitor prior to 1914 was Assistant Attorney General.

Mr. Fowler H. Harper was Solicitor during the military service of Mr. Warner W. Gardner.

* The Reclamation Service was established within the Geological Survey of the Depart. ment of the Interior in July, 1902, headed by a Chief Engineer. In March 1907, the Service was given bureau status under a Director. The name of the Reclamation Service was changed to Bureau of Reclamation on June 20, 1923, and the position of Commissioner of Reclamation was established.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mar. 3, 1891....

June 17, 1902......

Acts of 58th Congress
1904

Apr. 21... Pub. L. 125..... Reclamation of Indian Lands in Yuma,

Colorado River, and Pyramid Lake

Indian Reservations (Extract).

Apr. 27... Pub. L. 183..... Crow Indian Lands Subjected to

Reclamation Law (Extract).

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Acts of 63rd Congress

1914

Aug. 1.... Pub. L. 160..... Settlement of Water Rights of Yakima

Indians (Extract).

Aug. 13... Pub. L. 170..... Reclamation Extension Act........

Oct. 5.... Pub. L. 208..... Reservations for Parks and Community

Centers.

1915

Jan. 26... Pub. L. 238..... Rocky Mountain National Park

(Extract).

Mar. 3.... Pub. L. 263..... Sundry Civil Expenses Appropriation

Act for 1916 (Extract).
Mar. 4.... Pub. L. 331..... Lieu Farm Units in Cases of

Nonirrigability.

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