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General Counsels Since 1935

 


Name Period of Service
  From1 To
Charles Fahy (D) 09/16/35 09/27/40
Robert B. Watts (D) 12/01/40 12/31/43
Alvin J. Rockwell (D) 01/01/44 09/16/45
David A. Morse (D) 09/17/45 06/30/46
Gerhard P. Van Arkel (D) 07/14/46 06/22/47
Robert N. Denham (R) 08/01/47 09/15/50
George J. Bott (D) 09/29/50 12/20/54
Theophil C. Kammholz (R) 03/29/55 01/02/57
Kenneth McGuiness 2 (R) 01/03/57 03/03/57
Jerome D. Fenton (R) 03/04/57 06/28/59
Stuart Rothman (R) 06/29/59 05/13/63
Arnold Ordman (D) 05/14/63 06/25/71
Eugene G. Goslee 2 (R) 06/26/71 08/23/71
Peter G. Nash (R) 08/24/71 08/14/75
John C. Miller 2 (R) 08/15/75 11/30/75
John S. Irving (R) 12/01/75 10/19/79
Norton J. Come 2 (D) 10/20/79 12/23/79
William A. Lubbers 3 (D) 12/24/79 04/24/84
Wilford W. Johansen 2 (R) 04/27/84 10/12/84
Rosemary M. Collyer 4 (R) 10/16/84 04/03/89
Joseph E. DeSio 2 (R) 04/04/89 11/22/89
Jerry M. Hunter (R) 11/28/89 11/27/93
Daniel Silverman 2 (D) 11/28/93 03/02/94
Frederick L. Feinstein 5 (D) 03/03/94 11/19/99
Leonard R. Page 6 (D) 11/29/99 04/20/01
John E. Higgins, Jr. 7 (R) 05/16/01 06/03/01
Arthur F. Rosenfeld 8 (R) 06/04/01 06/03/05
John E. Higgins, Jr. 9 (R) 06/04/05 06/30/05
Arthur F. Rosenfeld 10 (R) 07/01/05 01/03/06
Ronald Meisburg 11 (R) 01/04/06 06/18/10
Lafe Solomon 12 (D) 06/21/10 11/4/13
Richard F. Griffin, Jr. (D) 11/4/13

 


 

 

Date at beginning period of service may be appointment, continuation, or oath of office. General Counsels whose service began prior to 1947 were appointed by the Board; those whose terms began subsequently were appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Acting General Counsel.
Served under a recess appointment from 12/24/79 to 4/22/80.
Served under a recess appointment from 10/16/84 to 4/3/85.
Upon expiration of term on 3/2/98, President Clinton appointed Mr. Feinstein Acting General Counsel. On 10/22/98, he received a recess appointment to serve as General Counsel.
Served under a recess appointment by President Clinton from 11/29/99 to 12/15/00. He was designated Acting General Counsel on 12/19/00.
Appointed Acting General Counsel by President Bush on 5/16/01.
Nominated by President Bush on 5/24/01 for a 4-year term. Confirmed by Senate 5/26/01.
Acting General Counsel.
10 Appointed Acting General Counsel by President Bush.

11Served under a recess appointment by President Bush from 1/4/06 until confirmed by Senate on 8/3/06 for a 4-year term that began on 8/14/06 when President Bush signed his commission.

12 Appointed Acting General Counsel by President Obama.

 

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