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List of Commissioners of the General Land Office


The General Land Office was an independent agency of the United States government responsible for public domain lands in the United States It was created in 1812, and it merged with the United States Grazing Service in 1946 to become the Bureau of Land Management The official in charge of the agency was called the Commissioner of the General Land Office, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate

Commissioner Image Date of Commission Residence Notes
Edward Tiffin May 7, 1812 Ohio 123
Josiah Meigs October 11, 1814 Georgia 123
John McLean September 11, 1822 Ohio 123
George Graham June 26, 1823 District of Columbia 123
Elijah Hayward September 30, 1830 Ohio 123
Ethan Allen Brown July 24, 1835 Ohio 123
James Whitcomb October 21, 1836 Indiana 123
Elisha Mills Huntington July 2 or 3, 1841 New York 123
Thomas H Blake May 19, 1842 Indiana 123
James Shields April 16, 1845 Illinois 123
Richard M Young January 6, 1847 Illinois 123
Justin Butterfield July 1, 1849 Illinois 123
John Wilson September 16, 1852 District of Columbia 123
Thomas A Hendricks August 8, 1855 Indiana 123
Samuel Axley Smith October 13, 1859 Tennessee 123
Joseph S Wilson February 23, 1860 District of Columbia 123
James M Edmunds March 16 or 19, 1861 Michigan 123
Joseph S Wilson September 1, 1866 District of Columbia 123
Willis Drummond February 4, 1871 Iowa 123
Samuel S Burdett July 1, 1874 Missouri 123
James A Williamson June 24, 1876 Iowa 123
Noah C McFarland June 17, 1881 Kansas 13
William A J Sparks March 26, 1885 Illinois 13
Strother M Stockslager March 27, 1888 Indiana 1
Lewis A Groff September 16, 1889 Nebraska 1
Thomas Henry Carter March 31, 1891 Montana 1
William M Stone November 18, 1892 Iowa 1
Silas W Lamoreaux March 28, 1893 Wisconsin 1
Binger Hermann March 25, 1897 Oregon 1
William A Richards January 26, 1903 Wyoming 1
Richard A Ballinger January 28, 1907 Washington 1
Fred Dennett January 14, 1908 North Dakota 1
Clay Tallman June 5, 1913 Nevada 1
William Spry March 22, 1921 Utah 1
Charles C Moore May 9, 1929 Idaho 1
Fred W Johnson4 May 20, 1933 Wyoming 1

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj White, C Albert; Bureau of Land Management A history of the rectangular survey system Government Printing Office p 194 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Williamson, James A; Donaldson, Thomas 1880 The Public Domain Its History, with Statistics Government Printing Office p 166 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Lanman, Charles 1887 Biographical annals of the civil government of the United States New York: J M Morrison p lxxxii 
  4. ^ Johnson became first director of the Bureau of Land Management in 1946


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