Below is a listing of all Heads of Insular Affairs and the supporting Secretary of the Interior:

Head of Insular Affairs

Title

Start Date

End Date

Secretary of the Interior

Start Date

End Date

Ernest Gruening

Director of Territories

14-Sep-34

5-Dec-39

Harold L. Ickes

1933

1946

Rupert Emerson

Director of Territories

24-Jun-40

1-Aug-41

Harold L. Ickes

1933

1946

Guy J. Swope

Director of Territories

7-Aug-41

15-Oct-42

Harold L. Ickes

1933

1946

Benjamin W. Thoron

Director of Territories

27-Oct-42

30-Jun-45

Harold L. Ickes

1933

1946

Edwin Arnold

Director of Territories

5-Jul-45

24-Sep-47

Julius A. Krug

1946

1949

James P. Davis

Director of Territories

25-Sep-47

30-Apr-53

Oscar L. Chapman

1949

1953

William C. Strand

Director of Territories

1-May-53

30-Apr-55

Douglas McKay

1953

1956

Anthony T. Lausi

Director of Territories

1-May-55

5-Mar-61

Fred A. Seaton

1956

1961

Richard F. Taitano

Director of Territories

6-Mar-61

9-Apr-64

Stewart L. Udall

1961

1969

Ruth G. Van Cleve

Director of Territories

10-Apr-64

25-Mar-69

Stewart L. Udall

1961

1969

Elizabeth P. Farrington

Director of Territories

26-Mar-69

30-Jun-71

Walter J. Hickel

1969

1970

Royston C. Hughes

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

1-Jul-71

2-Jan-72

Rogers C. B. Morton

1971

1975

Stanley S. Carpenter

Director of Territories

3-Jan-72

1975

Stanley K. Hathaway

1975

1975

Fred M. Zeder

Director of Territories

1976

1977

Thomas S. Kleppe

1975

1977

Ruth G. Van Cleve

Director of Territories

1979

1980

Cecil B. Andrus

1977

1981

Wallace Green

Assistant Secretary-Designate

1980

1980

Cecil B. Andrus

1977

1981

Ruth G. Van Cleve

Acting Assistant Secretary

1980

1981

Cecil B. Andrus

1977

1981

Billie Lee Hart

Deputy Assistant Secretary    

1981

1983

James G. Watt

1981

1983

Pedro A. Sanjuan

Assistant Secretary

1983

1984

James G. Watt

1981

1983

Richard T. Montoya

Assistant Secretary

1985

1988

William P. Clark

1983

1985

Kittie Baier

Acting Assistant Secretary

1988

1988

Donald P. Hodel

1985

1989

Mark Hayward

Acting Assistant Secretary

1988

1989

Donald P. Hodel

1985

1989

Catherine Chang Dress

Assistant Secretary

1989

1990

Manuel Lujan, Jr.

1989

1993

Stella G. Guerra

Assistant Secretary

1991

1992

Manuel Lujan, Jr.

1989

1993

Ruth G. Van Cleve

Acting Assistant Secretary

Jan-93

Mar-93

Manuel Lujan, Jr.

1989

1993

Leslie M. Turner

Assistant Secretary

1995

1996

Bruce Babbitt

1993

2001

Allen Stayman  

Director of Insular Affairs

1997

1998

Bruce Babbitt

1993

2001

Allen Stayman  

Director of Insular Affairs

1999

2000

Bruce Babbitt

1993

2001

Ferdinand Danny Aranza

Director of Insular Affairs

Jun-99

Dec-00

Bruce Babbitt

1993

2001

Sandra King

Acting Director of Insular Affairs

Dec-00

Jan-01

Bruce Babbitt

1993

2001

Nikolao Pula

Director of Insular Affairs

Jan-01

Jun-02

Gale A. Norton

2001

2006

David B. Cohen

Deputy Assistant Secretary - Insular Affairs

17-Jun-02

2006

Gale A. Norton

2001

2006

David B. Cohen

Deputy Assistant Secretary - Insular Affairs

2006

Jan-08

Dirk Kempthorne

2006

2009

Nikolao Pula

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

Feb-08

May-08

Dirk Kempthorne

2006

2009

Doug Domenech

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

May-08

Jan-09

Dirk Kempthorne

2006

2009

Nikolao Pula

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary

Jan 20, 2009

July 2, 2009

Ken Salazar

2009

present

Nikolao Pula

Acting Assistant Secretary

July 2, 2009

Sept 10,2009

Ken Salazar

2009

present

Anthony M. Babauta

Assistant Secretary

Sept 10, 2009

November 19, 2012

Ken Salazar

2009

2013

Eileen Sobeck

Acting Assistant Secretary

March 18, 2013

January 24, 2014

Sally Jewell

2013

present

Lorraine V. Faeth

Acting Assistant Secretary

February 10, 2014

July 3, 2014

Sally Jewell

2013

present

Esther P. Kia’aina

Assistant Secretary

July 11, 2014

present

Sally Jewell

2013

present