This is a list of the Commandants of the United States Marine Corps listed in order that they served.

1. Samuel Nicholas (28 November 1775 - 25 August 1781)

2. William Ward Burrows (12 July 1798 - 6 March 1804)

3. Franklin Wharton (7 March 1804 - 1 September 1818)

4. Anthony Gale (3 March 1819 - 8 October 1820)

5. Archibald Henderson (17 October 1820 - 6 January 1859)

6. John Harris (7 January 1859 - 12 May 1864)

7. Jacob Zeilin (10 June 1864 - 31 October 1876)

8. Charles Grymes McCawley (1 November 1876 - 29 January 1891)

9. Charles Heywood (30 June 1891 - 2 October 1903)

10. George Frank Elliott (3 October 1903 - 30 November 1910)

11. William Phillips Biddle (3 February 1911 - 2 February 1914)

12. George Barnett (25 February 1914 - 30 June 1920)

13. John Archer Lejeune (1 July 1920 - 4 March 1929)

14. Wendell Gushing Neville (5 March 1929 - 8 July 1 1930)

15. Ben Hebard Fuller (9 July 1930 - 28 February 1934)

16. John Henry Russell, Jr (1 March 1934 - 30 November 1936)

17. Thomas Holcomb (1 December 1936 - 3 December 1943)

18. Alexander Archer Vandegrift (1 January 1944 - 31 December 1947)

19. Clifton Bledsoe Cates (1 January 1948 - 31 December 1951)

20. Lemuel Cornick Shepherd, Jr (1 January 1952 - 31 December 1955)

21. Randolph McCall Pate (1 January 1956 - 31 December 1954 )

22. David Monroe Shoup (1 January 1960 - 3 December 1963)

23. Wallace Martin Greene, Jr (1 January 1964 - 31 December 1967)

24. Leonard Fielding Chapman, Jr (1 January 1968 - 3 December 1971)

25. Robert Everton Cushman, Jr (1 January 1972 - 30 June 1975)

26. Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr (1 July 1975 - 30 June 1979)

27. Robert Hilliard Barrow (1 July 1979 - 30 June 1983)

28. Paul Xavier Kelley (1 July 1983 - 30 June 1987)

29. Alfred Mason Gray, Jr (1 July 1987 - 30 June 1991)

30. Carl Epting Mundy, Jr (1 July 1991 - 30 June 1995 )

31. Charles Chandler Krulak (1 July 1995 - 30 June 1999)

32. James L Jones (1 July 1999 - Present)



Information taken for this node is from the USMC web site at www.usmc.mil. Note I found this also at www.marinecorps.com, but it was not until after I did my own work on finding the information through the history web page and also various books on my bookshelf. As you can see I'm currently working on linking and creating new nodes for each commandant. Its a work in progress. For more easy to find information visit: http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Frequently_Requested/Commandants.htm, which is a part of the Offical Marine Corps history section.

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