Horace Marden Albright (1890-1987) worked for the Federal government in the U.S. Department of the Interior (1915-17)and co-founded
the U.S. National Park Service serving as assistant director (1917-19) and director (1929-33). He was also the first superintendent
of Yellowstone National Park (1919-29). The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, and photographs related
to Albright's career as a conservationist and as director of the U.S. National Park Service.
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.
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