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Roger G. Kennedy's multifaceted career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration — the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History — before the Clinton administration chose him to head the National Park Service in 1993. He was especially concerned about expanding the service's educational role and moved to enlarge its presence beyond the parks via the Internet. During his tenure the NPS restructured (Restructuring Plan) its field operations and sharply reduced its central office staffs as part of a government-wide effort to downsize the federal bureaucracy. Kennedy resigned at the end of President Clinton's first term in 1997.[1]

Preceded by
James M. Ridenour
Director of the National Park Service
1993 – 1997
Succeeded by
Robert Stanton

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"The Human Element" 2001 The George Wright Society. All rights reserved. First published in THE GEORGE WRIGHT FORUM, Volume 18, No. 2.


  1. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ALMANAC; Edited and Compiled by Ben Moffett and Vickie Carson, Rocky Mountain Region -- Public Affairs; National Park Service, 1991, revised 2006

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