Currently on Exhibit
Harry Jacob Anslinger (May 20, 1892 – November 14, 1975) was a United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
Anslinger held office an unprecedented 32 years in his role as commissioner until 1962. He then held office two years as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Narcotics Commission. The Drug Enforcement Administration considers Mr. Anslinger its first Administrator. Come explore Anslinger’s career on the DEA Museum’s new online exhibit about Mr. Anslinger.