United States Secretary of the Interior


United States Secretary of the Interior

Infobox US Cabinet
post = United States
Secretary of the Interior
insignia = US-DeptOfTheInterior-Seal.svg
insigniasize = 140px
insigniacaption = Official Seal


incumbent = Dirk Kempthorne
incumbentsince = May 26, 2006
first = Thomas Ewing
formation = March 8, 1849
succession = Eighth
website = [http://www.doi.gov www.doi.gov]

The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The Secretary typically comes from a western state; only one of the last 16 Secretaries is not identified with a state lying west of the Mississippi River. The Secretary of the Interior is eighth in the United States presidential line of succession.

ecretaries of the Interior

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18John Willock NobleMissouriMarch 7, 1889–March 6, 1893Benjamin Harrison
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31Ray Lyman WilburCaliforniaMarch 5, 1929–March 4, 1933Herbert Hoover
32Harold LeClair IckesIllinoisMarch 4, 1933–February 15, 1946Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
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36Fred Andrew SeatonNebraskaJune 8, 1956–January 20, 1961Dwight D. Eisenhower
37Stewart Lee UdallArizonaJanuary 21, 1961–January 20, 1969John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
38Walter J. HickelAlaskaJanuary 24, 1969–November 25, 1970Richard Nixon
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41Thomas S. KleppeNorth DakotaOctober 17, 1975–January 20, 1977Gerald Ford
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48Gale Ann NortonColoradoJanuary 31, 2001–March 31, 2006George W. Bush
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Chris Traver

References

External links

* www.doi.gov/past_secretaries.html List of Secretaries of the Interior]
* [http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/utley-mackintosh/index.htm "The Department of Everything Else: Highlights of Interior History] (1989)


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