Commissioner of Food and Drugs

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United States Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Robert Califf.jpg
Incumbent
Robert Califf

since February 17, 2022
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Reports toSecretary of Health and Human Services
Term lengthNo fixed term

The United States Commissioner of Food and Drugs is the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The commissioner is appointed by the President of the United States with confirmation of the Senate. The commissioner reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

List of commissioners[change | change source]

Unnumbered, colored rows indicate acting commissioners.

# Name
(birth–death)
Photo Term of office Appointed by
(term)
Start of term End of term
1 Harvey Washington Wiley Portrait of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley.jpg January 1, 1907 March 15, 1912 Theodore Roosevelt
2 Carl L. Alsberg Carl L. Alsberg.gif December 16, 1912 July 15, 1921 William Howard Taft
3 Walter G. Campbell Walter G. Campbell.gif July 16, 1921 June 30, 1924 Warren G. Harding
4 Charles Albert Browne Jr. Charles Albert Browne Jr.gif July 1, 1924 June 30, 1927 Calvin Coolidge
3[1] Walter G. Campbell Walter G. Campbell.gif July 1, 1927 April 30, 1944 Calvin Coolidge
5 Paul B. Dunbar Paul B. Dunbar.gif May 6, 1944 May 31, 1951 Franklin D. Roosevelt
6 Charles W. Crawford Charles W. Crawford.gif June 1, 1951 July 31, 1954 Harry S. Truman
7 George P. Larrick George P. Larrick.gif August 12, 1954 December 27, 1965 Dwight D. Eisenhower
8 James L. Goddard James L. Goddard.gif January 17, 1966 July 1, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
9 Herbert L. Ley Jr. Herbert L. Ley Jr.gif July 1, 1968 December 12, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
10 Charles C. Edwards Charles C. Edwards.jpg December 13, 1969 March 15, 1973 Richard Nixon
11 Alexander M. Schmidt Alexander M. Schmidt.gif July 20, 1973 November 30, 1976 Richard Nixon
12 Donald Kennedy Donald Kennedy photo.png April 4, 1977 June 30, 1979 Jimmy Carter
13 Jere E. Goyan Jere E. Goyan.gif October 21, 1979 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
14 Arthur H. Hayes Jr. Arthur H. Hayes Jr.gif April 13, 1981 September 11, 1983 Ronald Reagan
15 Frank E. Young Frank Edward Young.jpg July 15, 1984 December 17, 1989 Ronald Reagan
16 David A. Kessler DavidAaronKesslerApr2009.jpg November 8, 1990 February 28, 1997 George H. W. Bush

Bill Clinton

17 Jane E. Henney Jane E. Henney.jpg January 17, 1999 January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
18 Mark McClellan MarkMcClellan.jpg November 14, 2002 March 26, 2004 George W. Bush
19 Lester Crawford Lester Crawford.jpg July 18, 2005 September 23, 2005 George W. Bush
20 Andrew von Eschenbach AVonEchenbach2.jpg December 13, 2006 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
21 Margaret Hamburg Margaret Hamburg official portrait.jpg May 22, 2009 April 1, 2015 Barack Obama
Stephen Ostroff[2] Stephen Ostroff (13488260153).jpg April 1, 2015 February 22, 2016 Barack Obama
22 Robert Califf Robert Califf.jpg February 22, 2016 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama
Stephen Ostroff[2] Stephen Ostroff (13488260153).jpg January 20, 2017 May 11, 2017 Donald Trump
23 Scott Gottlieb Scott Gottlieb official portrait.jpg May 11, 2017 April 5, 2019 Donald Trump
Norman Sharpless Ned Sharpless official portrait (cropped).jpg April 5, 2019 November 1, 2019 Donald Trump
Brett Giroir ADM Brett P. Giroir, USPHS.jpg November 6, 2019[3][4] December 17, 2019 Donald Trump
24 Stephen Hahn Stephen Hahn MD.jpg December 17, 2019 January 20, 2021[5] Donald Trump
Janet Woodcock Janet Woodcock Biotechnology Heritage Award 2019 009.jpg January 20, 2021[6] February 17, 2022 Joe Biden
25 Robert Califf Robert Califf.jpg February 17, 2022 Joe Biden

References[change | change source]

  1. Campbell had previously served as Commissioner
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Meet Stephen Ostroff, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 9 February 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ADM Brett P. Giroir
  4. McGinley, Laurie (2019-11-01). "Trump announces plan to nominate Texas cancer doctor to run FDA". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  5. Commissioner, Office of the (2021-01-20). "Stephen Hahn | FDA". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  6. "Janet Woodcock, MD, Appointed as Acting FDA Commissioner". HCPLive. Retrieved 2021-01-23.