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Floyd Dominy

Floyd Dominy
Birthday Celebration Invitation, November 2009

Floyd Elgin Dominy (December 4, 1909 – April 20, 2010) was the Nebraska-born Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner from May 1, 1959 to December 1, 1969. Dominy joined the Bureau in 1946. He was the Assistant Commissioner from 1957 to 1958.


  • Floyd Dominy's Obituary by the Washington Post
  • Floyd Dominy, the colossus of dams, dies at 100
  • Reisner, Marc (1993). Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (Paperback). Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-017824-4.
  • McPhee, John (1971). Encounters with the Archdruid (Hardcover). Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 0-374-14822-8.
  • Invitation to Dominy's 100th Birthday Celebration
  • Interview with High Country News, retrieved Nov. 2, 2005
  • High Country News article, retrieved Nov. 2, 2005
  • BuRec Bio
  • Time Magazine Picture of Dominy inspecting the Arghandab River Dam - Feb 27, 1963
  • A History of the Emery County Project website that contains a picture of Dominy and other dignitaries getting ready to set off a blast at the Joes Valley Dam groundbreaking ceremony in 1963

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