Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987

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Second director of U.S. National Park Service, 1929-1933; conservationist, industrialist.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122526451

Conservationist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Horace Marden Albright : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720604

From the description of Reminiscences of Horace Marden Albright and Newton Drury : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720307

From the description of Reminiscences of Horace Marden Albright : oral history, 1957 and 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722161

Albright was born in Bishop, CA, on Jan. 6, 1890; graduated, UC Berkeley (1912) and Georgetown Univ. Law School (1914); asst. to Secretary of the Interior, 1913-15; asst. attorney, US Dept. of the Interior, 1915-17; co-founded US National Park Service with Steven Mather, 1916; asst. director, US National Park Service, 1917-19; first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, 1919-29; second director, US National Park Service, 1929-33; vice-president and general manager, US Potash Company, 1933-46; awards received include UC Alumnus of the Year (1952), American Forestry Assn. Distinguished Service Award (1968), Audubon Medal (1969), Medal of Freedom (1980); died in 1987.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1972. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38060701

Biography

Albright was born in Bishop, California, on January 6, 1890; graduated, University of California at Berkeley (1912) and Georgetown University Law School (1914); assistant to Secretary of the Interior, 1913-15; assistant attorney, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1915-17; co-founded U.S. National Park Service with Steven Mather, 1916; assistant director, U.S. National Park Service, 1917-19; first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, 1919-29; second director, U.S. National Park Service, 1929-33; vice-president and general manager, U.S. Potash Company, 1933-46; awards received include University of California Alumnus of the Year (1952), American Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award (1968), Audubon Medal (1969), Medal of Freedom (1980); died in 1987.

Chronology

  • January 6, 1890:: Born in Bishop, California.
  • 1912:: Graduated: University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1914:: Georgetown University Law School.
  • 1913 - 1915: : Served as assistant to Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane.
  • 1915 - 1917: : Assistant Attorney, Department of Interior, assigned to national park affairs.
  • 1916:: Co-founded National Park Service with Steven Mather.
  • 1917 - 1919: : Assistant Director, National Park Service.
  • 1919 - 1929: : First Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.
  • 1929 - 1933: : Second Director of National Park Service. After leaving it in 1933, Horace M. Albright maintained a close personal interest in the affairs of the NPS until the early 1970s. For 6 years he served as a member of the National Park Service Advisory Board, and later he joined the council of that board. He also remained in close contact with succeeding directors of the National Park Service, as can be seen in his correspondence.
  • 1933 - 1946: : Vice-President and General Manager, U.S. Potash Company. Throughout his time with U.S. Potash Company, Horace M. Albright continued to be extremely active in a very wide range of conservation causes.
  • 1926:: The Order of the Northern Star (Sweden).
  • 1933:: Pugsley Gold Medal of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
  • 1952:: Alumnus of the Year at the University of California.
  • 1956:: Honorary degree - University of Montana.
  • 1959:: Theodore Roosevelt Association Distinguished Service Medal.
  • 1961:: Honorary Degree - University of California.
  • 1962:: Gold Medal of the Camp Fire Club of America.
  • 1962:: Honorary Degree - University of New Mexico.
  • 1968:: American Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award.
  • 1968:: Berkeley Fellow.
  • 1969:: Audubon Medal.
  • 1980:: Medal of Freedom - the nation's highest civilian award.

From the guide to the Horace Marden Albright papers, 1918-1972, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.)

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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Yellowstone National Park
United States
United States
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
Chaco Canyon (N.M.)
Jackson Hole Region (Wyo.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
United States
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
United States
United States
United States
England
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Subject
National parks and reserves--History--20th century--Sources
Business
Labor unions
Potash industry and trade
National Park Service (U.S.)--History
Conservation of natural resources
Archaeology
Mining industries and finance
National parks and reserves
Conservationists--Interviews
Parks--Government policy
Parks
Excavations (Archeology)
Conservation of natural resources--History--Sources
Conservationists
New Deal, 1933-1939
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Birth 1890-01-06

Death 1987-03-28

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