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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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