Gilbert G. Stamm, Commissioner,
Bureau of Reclamation, 1973 - 1977
Armed with a degree in economics and sociology from Colorado State University, Stamm's first government job was with the Department of Agriculture's Land and Water Resources Department in 1936. After ten years with Agriculture, he joined Reclamation's regional office in Boise in 1946. In 1959, Stamm advanced to Chief of Division of Irrigation and Land Use. His next appointment was as Assistant Commissioner of Legislation and Coordination in 1964. Stamm led Reclamation during the failure of the Teton Dam in June 1976.