Miller Center

Horace Marden Albright

Speaker: Horace Marden Albright
Date: September 22, 1967
Horace Albright was an official of the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he helped found the National Park Service and became its Assistant Director in 1916. From 1917 to 1919 he played a major role in the accumulation of additional land for new parks. In addition to this position, he held the post of Field Assistant and was responsible not only for visiting the rest of the parks, but also handling the related general legal and administrative problems in the West. He was superintendent of Yellowstone National Park from 1919 to 1929.