About the National Archives

Archivists of the United States 1934 - Present

 

Robert D. W. Connor

First Archivist of the United States

October 10, 1934 – September 15, 1941

Solon J. Buck

Second Archivist of the United States

September 18, 1941 – May 31, 1948

Wayne C. Grover

Third Archivist of the United States

June 2, 1948 – November 6, 1965

Robert Bahmer

Fourth Archivist of the United States

November 7, 1965 – March 9, 1968 

(Served first as Acting Archivist from November 7, 1965, until his appointment as
Archivist
on January 16, 1966)

James B. Rhoads

Fifth Archivist of the United States

March 10, 1968 – August 31, 1979

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

James O'Neill

Acting Archivist of the United States

September 1, 1979 – July 23, 1980

Robert M. Warner

Sixth Archivist of the United States

July 24, 1980 – April 15, 1985

Frank Burke

Acting Archivist of the United States

April 16, 1985 – December 4, 1987

Don W. Wilson

Seventh Archivist of the United States

December 4, 1987 – March 24, 1993

Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Acting Archivist of the United States

March 25, 1993 – May 29, 1995

John W. Carlin

Eighth Archivist of the United States

May 30, 1995 – February 15, 2005

Allen Weinstein

Ninth Archivist of the United States

February 16, 2005 – December 19, 2008

Adrienne Thomas

Acting Archivist of the United States

December 20, 2008 – November 12, 2009

David S. Ferriero

Tenth Archivist of the United States

November 13, 2009 – April 30, 2022

Debra Steidel Wall

Acting Archivist of the United States

May 1, 2022 – Present

 

 

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