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Seven people have served as Library Director since the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library was founded in 1917.

Director Andrew Breidenbaugh
Andrew S. Breidenbaugh
2015 - present
Biography
Director Joe Stines
Joe R. Stines
1991 - 2015
Biography
Director John Adams
John M. Adams
1983 - 1991
Biography
Director Leo Meirose
Leo H. Meirose, Sr.
1972 - 1982
Biography
Director Cecil Beach
Cecil P. Beach
1965 - 1972
Biography
Director William Frieze
William S. Frieze, Jr.
1947 - 1965
Biography
Director Helen Virginia Stelle
Helen V. Stelle
1917 - 1947
Biography