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The Archivist of the United States is the chief official in charge of the National Archives and Records Administration. The first Archivist, R.D.W. Connor, began serving in 1934, when the National Archives was established as an independent federal agency by Congress.
The Archivist is appointed by the President and is responsible for safeguarding and making available for study all the permanently valuable records of the federal government, including the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, which are displayed in the Archives' main building in Washington, D.C.
Archivists of the United States
The following is a list of Archivists of the United States acting Archivist Denotes
|No.||Picture||Archivist||Start of Term||End of Term||President(s)|
|1||Robert Digges Wimberly Connor||October 10, 1934||September 15, 1941||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|2||Solon J. Buck||September 18, 1941||May 31, 1948||Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
|3||Wayne C. Grover||June 2, 1948||November 6, 1965||Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
|4||Robert H. Bahmer*||November 7, 1965||March 9, 1968||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|5||James B. Rhoads**||March 10, 1968||1979||Lyndon B. Johnson
|-||James E. O'Neill||1979||July 1980||Jimmy Carter|
|6||Robert M. Warner||July 1980||April 15, 1985||Jimmy Carter
|-||Frank G. Burke||April 16, 1985||December 4, 1987||Ronald Reagan|
|7||Don W. Wilson||December 4, 1987||March 24, 1993||Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
|-||Trudy Huskamp Peterson||March 25, 1993||May 29, 1995||Bill Clinton|
|8||John W. Carlin||May 30, 1995||February 15, 2005||Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
|9||Allen Weinstein||February 16, 2005||December 19, 2008||George W. Bush|
|-||Adrienne Thomas||December 19, 2008||November 5, 2009||George W. Bush
|10||David Ferriero||November 6, 2009||--||Barack Obama|
*Served first as Acting Archivist of the United States from Nov. 7, 1965, until his appointment as Archivist of the United States on January 16, 1966.
**Served first as Acting Archivist of the United States from March 10, 1968, until his appointment as Archivist of the United States on May 2, 1968.
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