Organizational Structures of the NPS 1917
Naturalists, Rangers, & Historians
Senior Administration Officers
Key Staff Officials
Senior Operations Officers
Structure of the National Park Service
- 1917 to 1985 -
Chart 23: 09-10-1954 to 10-01-1956
Forestry as a function disappears and in its place there is
a Branch of Conservation and Protection recognizing the uniformed
ranger. It was during this period that organizational approval
changed from the Bureau to the Department. Hawaii National Park
reported directly to the Director for a period of 3 months due
to a problem or problems that required the Director's intervention.
It was in this period that Mr. Vint consolidated his influence
over design, construction and planning with the establishment
of two design offices, one in San Francisco, California, and
the other in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, effectively removing
the functions from the Regional Offices.
The "Chiefs" in late 1956.
Seated L to R: E. Scoyen, Associate Director; Lawrence Merriam,
Regional Director, Region IV, San Francisco, California; Director
Wirth; T. Allen, Assistant Director, Operations; Hillory Tolson,
Assistant Director, Administration; Tom Vint, Chief, Design
& Construction. Standing L to R: Howard Baker, Regional
Director, Region II, Omaha, Nebraska; Elbert Cox, Regional
Director, Region I, Richmond, Virginia; Hugh Miller, Regional
Director, Region III, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Daniel J. Tobin;
Ronald F. Lee, Assistant Director, Interpretation; Ben Thompson,
Chief, Cooperative Activities; Sanford (Red) Hill, Chief,
Western Office of Design & Construction; Edward Zimmer,
Chief, Eastern Office of Design & Construction.