Capitol Reef
Administrative History
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Appendix:
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL
SUPERINTENDENTS [1]
Charles Kelly (Custodian)3/08/44 - 4/29/50
Charles Kelly (Act. Supt.)5/01/50 - 3/03/52
Charles Kelly3/04/52 - 2/28/59
William T. Krueger4/01/59 - 12/31/65
Charles Kelly (Custodian)3/18/44 - 4/29/50
Robert C. Heyder6/11/67 - 4/05/69
Bert Speed (Act. Supt.)4/07/69 - 8/23/69
William F. Wallace8/24/69 - 7/15/78
Derek O. Hambly7/16/78 - 9/28/85
Robert W. Reynolds9/01/85 - 4/11/87
Noel R. Poe (Act. Supt.)4/12/87 - 8/08/87
Martin C. Ott8/16/87 - 8/11/90
William J. Pierce (Act. Supt.)8/12/90 - 1/12/91
Charles V. Lundy1/13/91 - 11/07/98
Albert J. Hendricks11/08/98 -

CHIEF OF OPERATIONS
Bob Van Belle12/96 - 2/99

CHIEF RANGERS [2]
Grant Clark (Supervisory)11/57 - 08/81
Franklin Montford03/64 - 02/67
Bert L. Speed05/67 - ?
Jimmy Taylor? - ?/75
Richard A. Newgren?/76 - 01/84
Noel R. Poe09/84 - ?/88
Gordon Wissinger02/89 - 09/91
Gordon Wissinger (Chief I & VP)09/91 - 12/91 [3]
Richard Nolan (Chief I & VP)03/92 - 04/96
Thomas Cox (Chief V&RP)06/96 -

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
Paul C. Bennion (Admin. Asst)11/62 - 05/63
Medardo Sanchez06/63 - 05/65
Peter Valora?/65 - 11/66
Charles Buck?/69 - ?/72
Eleanor Murphy (Admin. Officer)06/72 - 01/80
Betty Readnour03/80 - 03/82
Maureen Cundick07/82 - 01/85
Norma Clark02/85 - 10/89
Machelle Frye02/90 - 02/93
Bob Van Belle (Mgmt. Asst.)07/93 - 01/95
Chris Zinda04/95 - 01/98

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANTS [4]
George Davidson09/91 - 08/83
Bob Van Belle07/93 - 12/96

NATURALIST/CHIEF OF INTERPRETATION
Ralph Webb (Naturalist)11/65 - ?
Donald Follows11/68 - 02/70
Virgil Olson ?/70 - ?
Jay Cable ? - ?
Robert Reynolds (Chief Interp)05/76 - 08/79
George Davidson01/80 - 09/91
Richard Nolan (Chief I & VP)04/93 - 03/96
Thea Nordling04/96 -

CHIEF OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & SCIENCE
Gerrald Hoddenbach (Res. Biologist) ?/74 - 01/80
Cordell Roy10/80 - 06/83
Norman Henderson10/83 - 05/94
Thomas O. Clark02/95 -

MAINTENANCE FOREMAN/FACILITIES MNGR
Bernard Tracy01/63 - 10/68
Harold Scott ? - 05/70
Ray Smith ? - 04/71
Michael Murphy06/72 - 01/80
Charles Blundell (Facilities Manager) ?/74 - 08/80
Gene Baldock03/81 - 12/86 [5]
Loren Long, Jr. (Maint. Foreman)04/87 - 08/87
Quinn Willis (Maint. Mech. Frmn)10/87 - 04/96
Jerry Robker (Facilities Manager)07/93 - 12/96
Jerry Robker (Projects Manager)12/96 - 08/98
Robert Cox (Roads, Trails, & Landscapes Maint. Leader)10/95 -

1 Danz, Harold, ed., Historic Listing of National Park Service Officials (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1991 revised ed.) p. 73.

2 The rest of the management personnel information was taken from the Superintendent's Monthly and Annual Reports, park press releases, and compiled with the help of Capitol Reef National Park Administrative Technician Donita Pace and former secretary Afton Taylor.

3 Chief Ranger became Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Protection in September 1991.

4 George Davidson was transferred to Management Assistant in September 1991. Robert Van Belle was hired as Administrative officer and was appointed Management assistant upon Davidsons retirement.

5 The facilities manager position was abolished after Baldock left, and was re-established with Robker's arrival.


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