HEREIN ranked by longevity the Independent Executive Branch Agency known as the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY-FEMA Directors during the period that organization existed from April 1, 1979-March 1, 2003!
1. James Lee Witt;
2. Louis O. Guiffrida;
3. Julius Becton;
4. Wallace Stickney;
5. Joseph Allbaugh.
Note that Michael Brown served as the Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response in the newly created DHS(administratively named FEMA after August 2003)from March 1, 2003 until September 12, 2005. Had that organization been named by statute FEMA he would have been number 4 on the above list by longevity.
The exact dates of service were published in a post on April 14, 2010 on this blog.
Please see earlier post with exact dates of service.