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United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

The Secretary of Health, Education, & Welfare was the head of the department concerned with the areas named in its title. He was a member of the President's Cabinet. In 1979 there was a division of the Secretary of Health, Education, & Welfare's position into separate secretaries of Health & Human Services and Education.

Secretaries of Health, Education, & Welfare:

Name Year appointed President(s) served under
Oveta Culp Hobby[?] 1953 - 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Marion Bayard Folsom[?] 1955 - 1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Arthur Sherwood Flemming[?] 1958 - 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Abraham Alexander Ribicoff[?] 1961 - 1962 John F. Kennedy
Anthony Joseph Celebrezze[?] 1962 - 1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
John William Gardner[?] 1965 - 1968 Lyndon Johnson
Wilbur Joseph Cohen[?] 1968 - 1969 Lyndon Johnson
Robert Hutchinson Finch[?] 1969 - 1970 Richard Nixon
Elliot Lee Richardson[?] 1970 - 1973 Richard Nixon
Caspar Willard Weinburger[?] 1973 - 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Forrest David Matthews[?] 1975 - 1977 Gerald Ford
Joseph Anthony Califano[?] 1977 - 1979 Jimmy Carter
Patricia Roberts Harris[?] 1979 - 1979 Jimmy Carter



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