Castro, Nash, 1920-


Castro, Nash, 1920-


Bio: Nash Castro (b. 1920) served for 30 years with the National Park Service, from 1939 to 1969, including his service as Director of the National Capital Parks, Washington, D.C. He also served for 21 years as the Executive Director of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, New York-New Jersey, from 1969 to 1990. He was a member of the First Lady's Committee for a More Beautiful Capital, Assistant Regional Director of the National Capital Region, Chairman of the Committee for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Executive Secretary of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, and Executive Vice President, Director and President of the White House Historical Association.


Nash Castro and Lady Bird Johnson posing among blooming narcissus. Banks of the Potomac, Washington DC, 3/30/1968. Photo # c9276-3a by Robert Knudsen. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Assistant Superintendent, National Capital Parks; Director, National Capital Region, National Park Service