The Quiz: The forest’s namesake, Gifford Pinchot, was the 28th governor of Pennsylvania but had an earlier career as the first chief of which United States agency?
A Postal Service
B Department of Agriculture
C Forest Service
Gifford Pinchot began a career in forestry after graduating from Yale in 1889. He and President Theodore Roosevelt shared a belief in the importance of forest conservation, which led Roosevelt to appoint Pinchot the first chief forester of the United States.
The correct answer to this quiz is Forest Service.