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United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the department concerned with veterans' benefits and related matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Secretaries of Veterans Affairs
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Edward J. Derwinski[?] March 15, 1989 - September 26, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Jesse Brown[?] January 22, 1993 - July 3, 1997 Bill Clinton
Togo D. West, Jr.[?] May 5, 1998 - July 10, 2000 Bill Clinton
Anthony J. Principi[?] January 23, 2001 - present George W. Bush

Acting Secretaries of Veterans Affairs
Name Years Acted from
Anthony J. Principi[?] 1992-1993 September 26 to January 20
Hershel Gober[?] 1997-1998, 2000-2001 July 3 to May 5, July 10 to January 20



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