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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Before the title of Surgeon General was established in 1869, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery was conducted for twenty-seven years by four Chiefs, with the title of Surgeon, in succession from 1842.

    1. 1842-1844 Surgeon William P.C. Barton  
    2. 1844-1853 Surgeon Thomas Harris  
    3. 1853-1865 Surgeon William Whelan  
    4. 1865-1869 Surgeon Phineas Horowitz  
    5. 1869-1871 CDR William M. Wood  
    6. 1871-1872 COMMO Jonathan M. Foitz  
    7. 1872-1873 COMMO James C. Palmer  
    8. 1873-1877 COMMO Joseph Beale  
    9. 1877-1878 COMMO William Grier  
    10. 1878-1879 COMMO J. Winthrop Taylor  
    11. 1879-1884 COMMO Philip S. Wales  
    12. 1884-1888 COMMO Francis M. Gunnell  
    13. 1888-1893 COMMO John M. Browne  
    14. 1893-1897 COMMO James R. Tyron  
    15. 1897-1897 COMMO Newton L. Bates  
    16. 1897-1902 COMMO Williams K. Van Reyper  
    17. 1902-1910 RADM Presley M. Rixley  
    18. 1910-1914 RADM Charles F. Stokes  
    19. 1914-1920 RADM William C. Braisted  
    20. 1920-1928 RADM Edward R. Stitt  
    21. 1921-1933 RADM Charles E. Riggs  
    22. 1933-1938 RADM Percival S. Rossiter  
    23. 1938-1946 VADM Ross T. McIntire  
    24. 1946-1950 RADM Clifford A. Swanson  
    25. 1951-1955 RADM Herbert L. Pugh  
    26. 1955-1961 RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan  
    27. 1961-1965 RADM Edward C. Kenney  
    28. 1965-1969 VADM Robert B. Brown  
    29. 1969-1973 VADM George M. Davis Jr.  
    30. 1973-1976 VADM Donald L. Curtis  
    31. 1976-1980 VADM Willard P. Arentzen  
    32. 1980-1983 VADM John W. Cox  
    33. 1983-1987 VADM Lewis H. Seaton  
    34. 1987-1991 VADM James A. Zimble  
    35. 1992-1995 VADM Donald F. Hagan  
    36. 1995-1998 VADM Harold M. Koenig  
    37. 1998-2001 VADM Richard A. Nelson  
    38. 2001-2004 VADM Michael L. Cowan  
    39. 2004-2007 VADM Donald C. Arthur, Jr.  
    40. 2007-2011 VADM Adam M. Robinson, Jr.  
    41. 2011-2013 VADM Matthew L. Nathan  
    41. 2013-2014 RADM Alton L. Stocks  
    42. 2014- RADM Clinton F. Faison, III  

Note: CDR = Commander, COMMO = Commodore, RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.

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Published: Mon Mar 07 15:40:16 EST 2016