Dickenson, Russell E.

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Dickenson, Russell E. Gender: M
Russell Errett Dickenson
born on 12 April 1923 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Melissa, Texas, 33n17, 96w34
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°38' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°37 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 29°12'

Russell E. Dickenson


American landscape architect who served as director of the National Park Service from 1980 to 1985.

Dickenson began his NPS career as a ranger at Grand Canyon National Park in 1946 and served in a wide range of park and central office assignments — most prominently as head of National Capital Parks, deputy director, and Pacific Northwest regional director — before ascending to the directorship in May 1980. Having risen through the traditional ranks and enjoying the respect of his colleagues, Dickenson was enthusiastically welcomed to the job and supported in his effort to restore organizational stability after a succession of short-term directors. As when Walker's deputy, he preferred improving the service's stewardship of its existing parks to seeking new ones. The only Interior Department bureau chief to be retained by the Reagan administration in 1981, Dickenson obtained its support and that of Congress for the Park Restoration and Improvement Program, which devoted more than a billion dollars over five years to park resources and facilities. Dickenson retired in March 1985.

He died on 19 February 2008, aged 84, in Bellevue, Washington.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Landscape architect)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Director of the National Park Service, 1980-1985)