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Archivists of the United States: 1934 Present

Robert D. W. Connor First U.S. Archivist October 10, 1934 September 15, 1941
Solon J. Buck Second U.S. Archivist September 18, 1941 May 31, 1948
Wayne C. Grover Third U.S. Archivist June 2, 1948 November 6, 1965
Robert H. Bahmer* Fourth U.S. Archivist November 7, 1965 March 9, 1968
James B. Rhoads** Fifth U.S. Archivist March 10, 1968 August 31, 1979
James O'Neill Acting U.S. Archivist September 1, 1979 July 23, 1980
Robert M. Warner Sixth U.S. Archivist July 24, 1980 April 15, 1985
Frank Burke Acting U.S. Archivist April 16, 1985 December 4, 1987
Don W. Wilson Seventh U.S. Archivist December 4, 1987 March 24, 1993
Trudy Huskamp Peterson Acting U.S. Archivist March 25, 1993 May 29, 1995
John W. Carlin Eighth U.S. Archivist May 30, 1995 February 15, 2005
Allen Weinstein Ninth U.S. Archivist February 16, 2005 December 19, 2008
Adrienne Thomas Acting U.S. Archivist December 20 , 2008 November 5, 2009
David S. Ferriero 10th U.S. Archivist November 6, 2009 Present

*Served first as Acting U.S. Archivist from November 7, 1965, until his appointment as
U.S. Archivist
on January 16, 1966.

**Served first as Acting U.S. Archivist from March 10, 1968, until his appointment as
U.S. Archivist on May 2, 1968.

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