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Administrators of BPA
Name​ Position​ Dates​
James D. (J. D.) Ross​ Power administrator of the
Bonneville Project​
Oct. 10, 1937 — March 14, 1939​
Charles Carey​ Acting during Ross illnes
Acting after Ross death​
Feb. 2 – March 14, 1939
March 15 – May 4, 1939​
Frank Banks​ Interim/acting administrator​ May 4 – Sept. 15, 1939​
Paul J. Raver​ Administrator, Bonneville Power
Project, later Administration​
Sept. 16, 1939 — Jan. 14, 1954​
William A. Pearl​ Administrator, BPA​ Jan. 15, 1954 — Feb. 14, 1961​
Charles F. Luce​ Administrator​ Feb. 15, 1961 — Aug. 30, 1966​
David S. Black​ Administrator​ Aug. 31, 1966 — Sept. 7, 1967​
H.R. Richmond​ Acting Administrator​ Sept. 8, 1967 — Oct. 19, 1967​
Donald P. Hodel​ Administrator​ Dec. 1, 1972 — Dec. 19, 1977​
S. Sterling Munro​ Administrator​ Jan. 1978 — Feb. 1981​
Earl Gjelde​ Acting Administrator​ Feb. – May 1981​
Peter T. Johnson​ Administrator​ May 1981 — July 1986​
James J. Jura​ Administrator​ July 1986 — Aug. 1991​
Jack Robertson​ Acting Administrator​ Aug. – Oct. 1991​
Randall W. Hardy​ Administrator​ Oct. 1991 — Sept. 1997​
Jack Robertson​ Acting Administrator​ Oct. 1997 — June 1998​
Judith A. Johansen​ Administrator​ June 1998 — Sept. 2000​
Stephen J. Wright​ Acting Administrator
Administrator​
Sept. 2000 — Feb. 2002
March 2002 — Feb. 2013​
William K. Drummond​ Administrator​ Jan. 2013 — Jan. 2014​
Elliot Mainzer​ Acting Administrator
Administrator​​
July 2013 — Jan. 2014
Jan. 2014 — Present​

 

* Terms of service are shown for the earliest of the dates when the persons were named to the position or when they showed up for the job. The “effective” dates of appointments weren’t always precise but were always after the dates of announcement, and they sometimes were before and sometimes after dates individuals actually began work on the job. Likewise, swearing-in dates were either before or after the start of actual work in the position.

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