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U.S. General Services Administration Administrators

GSA was established on July 1, 1949, when President Harry S. Truman signed the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act into law.

GSA is headed by an administrator who is appointed by the president and confirmed by Congress.  An acting administrator (*) is selected by an outgoing administrator to serve pending the selection and approval of a new administrator. Dan M. Tangherlini (**) was sworn in as Administrator on July 5, 2013, following 15 months of service as Acting Administrator.

Listed is the history of the past and present administrators and acting administrators:
 

Daniel M. Tangherlini** 04/03/12 to present
Martha N. Johnson 02/07/10 - 04/02/12
Stephen R. Leeds* 12/22/09 - 02/06/10
Paul F. Prouty* 01/21/09 - 12/21/09
James A. Williams* 08/30/08 - 01/20/09
David Bibb* 05/01/08 - 08/29/08
Lurita A. Doan 05/31/06 - 04/30/08
David Bibb* 11/01/05 - 05/30/06
Stephen A. Perry 05/31/01 - 10/31/05
Thurman Davis* 12/16/00 - 05/30/01
David J. Barram 03/04/96 - 12/15/00
Roger Johnson 07/08/93 - 02/29/96
Julia Stasch* 06/13/93 - 07/07/93
Dennis Fischer* 02/04/93 - 06/13/93
Robert Jones* 01/20/93 - 02/03/93
Richard Austin 09/27/88 - 01/19/93
John Alderson* 04/01/88 - 09/26/88
Paul Trause* 03/19/88 - 03/31/88
Terence Golden 06/29/85 - 03/18/88
Dwight Ink* 03/04/85 - 06/28/85
Ray Kline* 03/01/84 - 03/03/85
Gerald Carmen 05/26/81 - 02/29/84
Ray Kline* 01/15/81 - 05/25/81
Rowland G. Freeman III 07/02/79 - 01/14/81
Paul Goulding* 04/01/79 - 06/29/79
Jay Solomon 04/30/77 - 03/31/79
Robert Griffin* 02/15/77 - 04/29/77
Jack Eckerd 11/21/75 - 02/11/77
Arthur F. Sampson 06/02/72 - 10/15/75
Rod Kreger* 01/17/72 - 06/01/72
Robert Kunzig 03/17/69 - 01/14/72
Lawson Knott, Jr. 12/01/65 - 02/28/69
Bernard Boutin 11/27/61 - 11/30/64
John Moore 02/07/61 - 11/25/61
Franklin Floete 05/03/56 - 01/20/61
Edmund Mansure 05/02/53 - 02/29/56
Russell Forbe* 02/10/53 - 05/01/53
Jess Larson 07/03/49 - 01/29/53

 

 

 

CONTACTS

GSA Office of the Administrator
(202) 501-0800


GSA Administrators 1949 to Present