Director General of Railroads

Director General of Railroads

Director General of Railroads was a United States federal government position in the United States Railroad Administration (USRA), whose organization announced February 9, 1918. It consisted of the Director General of Railroads and eight major divisions and seven regional offices.

The first Director General, William Gibbs McAdoo, was appointed on December 28, 1917. Walker D. Hines was appointed assistant.

After January 1, 1926, the position was held by the Secretary of the Treasury, to whom all residual functions were transferred upon the termination of USRA, July 1, 1939.


  • Bailey v. Hines, Director General of Railroads, 131 Va. 421, 109 S.E. 470.
  • Director General Of Railroads v. Kastenbaum, 263 U.S. 25 (1923).
  • Hines, Director General of Railroads v. Gravins, 136 Va. 313, 112 S.E. 869, June 15, 1922.

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