Office of Law Enforcement
Protecting Wildlife and Plant Resources
Enforcement Officer Titles

Titles of federal wildlife law enforcement officers:

1900-13..........................Inspector; Interstate Commerce in Game
1913-18..........................Inspector, Migratory Bird Law
1918-28..........................U.S. Game Warden
1928-34..........................U.S. Game Protector
1934-73..........................U.S. Game Management Agent
1973-Present .................Special Agent


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Directors

Since 1900, the following people have served as Chief of the Biological Survey or as Director of the Bureau or Service for the periods indicated:

1900-10............................C. Hart Merriam
1910-17............................Henry W. Henshaw
1917-27............................Edward W. Nelson
1927-34............................Paul G. Redington
1934-35............................Jay N. "Ding" Darling
1935-46............................Ira N. Gabrielson
1946-53............................Albert M. Day
1953-57............................John L. Farley
1957-64............................Daniel H. Janzen
1964-70............................John S. Gottschalk
1970-73............................Spencer H. Smith
1973-81............................Lynn A. Greenwalt
1981-85............................Robert A. Jantzen
1986-89............................Frank H. Dunkle
1989-93............................John F. Turner
1993-96............................Mollie Beattie
1996-97............................John G. Rogers Jr., Acting
1997-2001........................Jamie Rappaport Clark
2002-2005........................Steven A. Williams
2005-2009........................H. Dale Hall
2009-2010........................Sam Hamilton
2010-Present....................Dan Ashe


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Enforcement Chiefs

The following people have been in charge of the law enforcement responsibilities of the Service, or its predecessor agencies, for the periods indicated:

1900-16............................Theodore Sherman Palmer
1916-26............................George A. Lawyer
1926-34............................H. P. Sheldon
1934-48............................W. E. Crouch
1948-52............................Jesse F. Thompson
1952-57............................Joseph P. Linduska
1957-62............................John D. Findlay
1962-67............................Allan T. Studholme
1967-72............................Charles H. Lawrence
1972-90............................Clark R. Bavin
1991-96............................John J. Doggett, III
1997-2007........................Kevin R. Adams
2007-2011........................Benito A. Perez
2011-Present....................William C. Woody


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Last updated: February 14, 2013