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United States Secretary of Labor

The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the United States Department of Labor. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

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

Secretaries of Labor
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
William B. Wilson[?] March 6, 1913 - March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
James J. Davis[?] March 5, 1921 - November 30, 1930 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
William N. Doak[?] December 9, 1930 - March 4, 1933 Herbert Hoover
Frances Perkins[?] (first female) March 4, 1933 - June 30, 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lewis B. Schwellenbach[?] July 1, 1945 - June 10, 1948 Harry S. Truman
Maurice J. Tobin[?] August 13, 1948 - January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
Martin P. Durkin[?] January 21, 1953 - September 10, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
James P. Mitchell[?] October 9, 1953 - January 20, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Arthur J. Goldberg[?] January 21, 1961 - September 20, 1962 John F. Kennedy
W. Willard Wirtz[?] September 25, 1962 - January 20, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
George P. Shultz January 22, 1969 - July 1, 1970 Richard Nixon
James D. Hodgson[?] July 2, 1970 - February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
Peter J. Brennan[?] February 2, 1973 - March 15, 1975 Gerald Ford
John T. Dunlop[?] March 18, 1975 - January 31, 1976 Gerald Ford
W. J. Usery, Jr.[?] February 10, 1976 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
Ray Marshall[?] January 27, 1977 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Raymond J. Donovan[?] February 4, 1981 - March 15, 1985 Ronald Reagan
William E. Brock[?] April 29, 1985 - October 31, 1987 Ronald Reagan
Ann Dore McLaughlin[?] December 17, 1987 - January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Elizabeth Hanford Dole January 25, 1989 - November 23, 1990 George H. W. Bush
Lynn Morley Martin[?] February 22, 1991 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Robert B. Reich[?] January 22, 1993 - January 10, 1997 Bill Clinton
Alexis M. Herman May 1, 1997 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Elaine L. Chao January 29, 2001 - present George W. Bush

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