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United States Secretary of Commerce

The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Until 1913 there was one Secretary of Commerce and Labor, uniting this department with the Department of Labor, which is now headed by a separate Secretary of Labor.

Secretaries of Commerce
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
William Cox Redfield[?] March 5, 1913 - October 31, 1919 Woodrow Wilson
Joshua Willis Alexander[?] December 16, 1919 - March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Clark Hoover March 5, 1921 - August 21, 1928 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
William Fairfield Whiting[?] August 22, 1928 - March 4, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
Robert Patterson Lamont[?] March 5, 1929 - August 7, 1932 Herbert Hoover
Roy Dikeman Chapin[?] August 8, 1932 - March 3, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Daniel Calhoun Roper[?] March 4, 1933 - December 23, 1938 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Harry Lloyd Hopkins[?] December 24, 1938 - September 18, 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jesse Holman Jones[?] September 19, 1940 - March 1, 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Henry Agard Wallace March 2, 1945 - September 20, 1946 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
William Averell Harriman[?] October 7, 1946 - April 22, 1948 Harry S. Truman
Charles Sawyer[?] May 6, 1948 - January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
Sinclair Weeks[?] January 21, 1953 - November 10, 1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Frederick Henry Mueller[?] August 10, 1959 - January 19, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Luther Hartwell Hodges[?] January 21, 1961 - January 15, 1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
John Thomas Connor[?] January 18, 1965 - January 31, 1967 Lyndon Johnson
Alexander Buel Trowbridge[?] June 14, 1967 - March 1, 1968 Lyndon Johnson
Cyrus Rowlett Smith[?] March 6, 1968 - January 19, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
Maurice Hubert Stans[?] January 21, 1969 - February 15, 1972 Richard Nixon
Peter George Peterson[?] February 29, 1972 - February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
Frederick Baily Dent[?] February 2, 1973 - March 26, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Rogers Clark Ballard Morton[?] May 1, 1975 - February 2, 1976 Gerald Ford
Elliot Lee Richardson[?] February 2, 1976 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
Juanita Morris Kreps[?] January 23, 1977 - October 31, 1979 Jimmy Carter
Philip Morris Klutznick[?] January 9, 1980 - January 19, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Malcolm Baldrige[?] January 20, 1981 - July 25, 1987 Ronald Reagan
Calvin William Verity[?] October 19, 1987 - January 30, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Robert Adam Mosbacher[?] January 31, 1989 - January 15, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Barbara Hackman Franklin[?] February 27, 1992 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Ronald Harmon Brown[?] January 22, 1993 - April 3, 1996 Bill Clinton
Mickey Kantor[?] April 12, 1996 - January 21, 1997 Bill Clinton
William M. Daley[?] January 30, 1997 - July 19, 2000 Bill Clinton
Norman Yoshio Mineta July 21, 2000 - January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
Donald Louis Evans[?] January 20, 2001 - present George W. Bush

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