Albright, Horace Marden
Albright, Horace Marden(1890–1987) conservationist, business executive; born in Bishop, Calif. The son of a millwright, he obtained a law degree from the University of California and was admitted to the bar in 1914. In 1916, as an official of the U.S. Department of the Interior, he helped found the National Park Service. He served as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park from 1919–29 and in 1929 became the second director of the park service. He resigned in 1933 to start a second career in business, as vice-president and general manager of the United States Potash Co. He rose to president of the company in 1946.
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