Mary A. Bomar

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Mary Bomar
17th Director of the National Park Service
In office
October 17, 2006 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byFran P. Mainella
Succeeded byJonathan Jarvis

Mary Amelia Bomar (June 30, 1944 - August 28, 2022) was the 17th Director of the National Park Service of the United States.

Early life and education

Raised in Leicester, England, United Kingdom. Bomar became a U.S. citizen in 1977. Bomar died on August 28, 2022. Flags at all sites operated by the National Park Service were flown at half-staff in her honor on September 8, 2022.


From 2003 to 2005, Bomar was superintendent of Independence National Historical Park, and previously superintendent at Oklahoma City National Memorial. Later she served as the Regional Director for the Park Service's Northeast Region.

On September 5, 2006, Bomar was nominated by

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

She retired from federal service on January 20, 2009.[2]


  • United States Department of the Interior. "Kempthorne Praises President's Nomination of Mary A. Bomar to be Director of National Park Service". Archived from the original on September 25, 2006. Retrieved September 6, 2006.
  • United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. "Senate Confirms Department of Interior Nominations, Including NPS Director". Retrieved October 10, 2006.

See also

Government offices
Preceded by Director of the National Park Service
2006 – 2009
Succeeded by