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Larry E. Rolufs Portrait

Larry E. Rolufs

Life: (1940 - )
Director, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Years in Office: 1995-1997

Larry Rolufs was born in Springfield, Missouri, and grew up in northern California.  He received a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University in printing engineering and management and later went on to earn a master's degree in printing management from South Dakota State University.  Rolufs started his government career in 1967, working first at the Internal Revenue Service.  He also held printing management positions with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Ocean Survey until 1979 when he joined the Bureau of Engraving and Printing as the Assistant Director of Operations.  Rolufs left the Bureau in 1982 to become Deputy Director of the U.S. Mint and later served as a Deputy Treasurer at the Treasury Department.  In 1986, he joined the U.S. General Accounting Office as Chief of Printing and went on to become an Assistant Director in that agency's Office of Information Management and Communications.  Rolufs was appointed Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1995 and served for two years, retiring in 1997 after 30 years of government service.