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This is a list of living former members of the United States Cabinet, meaning living individuals who were confirmed by the Senate and served as Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or Secretary of Homeland Security. This list also includes living individuals who held the former Cabinet positions of Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and Postmaster General.

This list does not include Cabinet-level positions, such as Vice President of the United States, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Trade Representative.

No Cabinet members of any presidential administration prior to the John F. Kennedy Administration are still living. All original Cabinet members of the Barack Obama Administration are still in office.

The oldest living former cabinet member is William Willard Wirtz, Secretary of Labor during the John F. Kennedy Administration. The youngest living former cabinet member is Steven C. Preston, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the George W. Bush Administration.

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Cabinet Members in the John F. Kennedy Administration

There are currently two living former members of the John F. Kennedy Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Stewart Lee Udall Secretary of the Interior January 21, 1961 November 22, 1963 January 31, 1920 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000349.000000349 days [1]
William Willard Wirtz Secretary of Labor September 25, 1962 November 22, 1963 March 14, 1912 &0000000000000097.00000097 years, &0000000000000307.000000307 days [1]

Cabinet Members in the Lyndon Johnson Administration

There are currently six living former members of the Lyndon Johnson Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach Attorney General January 28, 1965 September 30, 1966 January 17, 1922 &0000000000000087.00000087 years, &0000000000000363.000000363 days
William Ramsey Clark Attorney General March 10, 1967 January 20, 1969 December 18, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000028.00000028 days
William Marvin Watson Postmaster General April 26, 1968 January 20, 1969 June 6, 1924 &0000000000000085.00000085 years, &0000000000000223.000000223 days [2]
Stewart Lee Udall Secretary of the Interior November 23, 1963 January 20, 1969 January 31, 1920 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000349.000000349 days
William Willard Wirtz Secretary of Labor November 23, 1963 January 20, 1969 March 14, 1912 &0000000000000097.00000097 years, &0000000000000307.000000307 days
Alan Stephenson Boyd Secretary of Transportation January 16, 1967 January 20, 1969 July 20, 1922 &0000000000000087.00000087 years, &0000000000000179.000000179 days

Cabinet Members in the Richard Nixon Administration

There are currently eleven living former members of the Richard Nixon Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Henry Alfred Kissinger Secretary of State September 22, 1973 August 9, 1974 May 27, 1923 &0000000000000086.00000086 years, &0000000000000233.000000233 days [3]
George Pratt Shultz Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Labor
June 12, 1972
January 22, 1969
May 8, 1974
July 1, 1970
December 13, 1920 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000033.00000033 days
Melvin Robert Laird Secretary of Defense January 22, 1969 January 29, 1973 September 1, 1922 &0000000000000087.00000087 years, &0000000000000136.000000136 days
James Rodney Schlesinger Secretary of Defense July 2, 1973 August 9, 1974 February 15, 1929 &0000000000000080.00000080 years, &0000000000000334.000000334 days [3]
William Bart Saxbe Attorney General January 4, 1974 August 9, 1974 June 24, 1916 &0000000000000093.00000093 years, &0000000000000205.000000205 days [3]
Walter Joseph Hickel Secretary of the Interior January 24, 1969 November 25, 1970 August 18, 1919 &0000000000000090.00000090 years, &0000000000000150.000000150 days
Clifford Morris Hardin Secretary of Agriculture January 21, 1969 November 17, 1971 October 9, 1915 &0000000000000094.00000094 years, &0000000000000098.00000098 days
Peter George Peterson Secretary of Commerce February 29, 1972 February 1, 1973 June 5, 1926 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000255.000000255 days
Frederick Baily Dent Secretary of Commerce February 2, 1973 August 9, 1974 August 17, 1922 &0000000000000087.00000087 years, &0000000000000151.000000151 days [3]
James Day Hodgson Secretary of Labor July 2, 1970 February 1, 1973 December 3, 1915 &0000000000000094.00000094 years, &0000000000000043.00000043 days
James Thomas Lynn Secretary of Housing and Urban Development February 2, 1973 August 9, 1974 February 27, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000322.000000322 days [3]

Cabinet Members in the Gerald Ford Administration

There are currently eleven living former members of the Gerald Ford Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Henry Alfred Kissinger Secretary of State August 9, 1974 January 20, 1977 May 27, 1923 &0000000000000086.00000086 years, &0000000000000233.000000233 days
James Rodney Schlesinger Secretary of Defense August 9, 1974 November 19, 1975 February 15, 1929 &0000000000000080.00000080 years, &0000000000000334.000000334 days
Donald Henry Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense November 20, 1975 January 20, 1977 July 9, 1932 &0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000190.000000190 days
William Bart Saxbe Attorney General August 9, 1974 February 2, 1975 June 24, 1916 &0000000000000093.00000093 years, &0000000000000205.000000205 days
John Albert Knebel Secretary of Agriculture November 4, 1976 January 20, 1977 October 4, 1936 &0000000000000073.00000073 years, &0000000000000103.000000103 days
Frederick Baily Dent Secretary of Commerce August 9, 1974 March 26, 1975 August 17, 1922 &0000000000000087.00000087 years, &0000000000000151.000000151 days
William Julian Usery, Jr. Secretary of Labor February 10, 1976 January 20, 1977 December 21, 1923 &0000000000000086.00000086 years, &0000000000000025.00000025 days
Forrest David Mathews Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare August 8, 1975 January 20, 1977 December 6, 1935 &0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000040.00000040 days [4]
James Thomas Lynn Secretary of Housing and Urban Development August 9, 1974 February 5, 1975 February 27, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000322.000000322 days
Carla Anderson Hills Secretary of Housing and Urban Development March 10, 1975 January 20, 1977 January 3, 1934 &0000000000000076.00000076 years, &0000000000000012.00000012 days
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. Secretary of Transportation March 7, 1975 January 20, 1977 July 7, 1920 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000192.000000192 days

Cabinet Members in the Jimmy Carter Administration

There are currently thirteen living former members of the Jimmy Carter Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Werner Michael Blumenthal Secretary of the Treasury January 23, 1977 August 4, 1979 January 3, 1926 &0000000000000084.00000084 years, &0000000000000012.00000012 days
Harold Brown Secretary of Defense January 21, 1977 January 20, 1981 September 19, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000118.000000118 days
Benjamin Richard Civiletti Attorney General August 16, 1979 January 19, 1981 July 17, 1935 &0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000182.000000182 days
Cecil Dale Andrus Secretary of the Interior January 23, 1977 January 20, 1981 August 25, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000143.000000143 days
Robert Selmer Bergland Secretary of Agriculture January 23, 1977 January 20, 1981 July 22, 1928 &0000000000000081.00000081 years, &0000000000000177.000000177 days
Clara Juanita Morris Kreps Secretary of Commerce January 23, 1977 October 31, 1979 January 11, 1921 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000004.0000004 days
Freddie Ray Marshall Secretary of Labor January 27, 1977 January 20, 1981 August 22, 1928 &0000000000000081.00000081 years, &0000000000000146.000000146 days
Joseph Anthony Califano, Jr. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare January 25, 1977 August 3, 1979 May 15, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000245.000000245 days [4]
Maurice Edwin Landrieu Secretary of Housing and Urban Development September 24, 1979 January 20, 1981 July 23, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000176.000000176 days
Neil Edward Goldschmidt Secretary of Transportation August 15, 1979 January 20, 1981 June 16, 1940 &0000000000000069.00000069 years, &0000000000000213.000000213 days
James Rodney Schlesinger Secretary of Energy August 6, 1977 August 23, 1979 February 15, 1929 &0000000000000080.00000080 years, &0000000000000334.000000334 days
Charles William Duncan, Jr. Secretary of Energy August 24, 1979 January 20, 1981 September 9, 1926 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000128.000000128 days
Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler Secretary of Education November 30, 1979 January 20, 1981 August 24, 1925 &0000000000000084.00000084 years, &0000000000000144.000000144 days

Cabinet Members in the Ronald Reagan Administration

There are currently twenty-four living former members of the Ronald Reagan Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. Secretary of State January 22, 1981 July 5, 1982 December 2, 1924 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000044.00000044 days
George Pratt Shultz Secretary of State July 16, 1982 January 20, 1989 December 13, 1920 &0000000000000089.00000089 years, &0000000000000033.00000033 days
James Addison Baker III Secretary of the Treasury February 4, 1985 August 17, 1988 April 28, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000262.000000262 days
Nicholas Frederick Brady Secretary of the Treasury September 15, 1988 January 20, 1989 April 11, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000279.000000279 days [5]
Frank Charles Carlucci III Secretary of Defense November 23, 1987 January 20, 1989 October 18, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000089.00000089 days
Edwin A. Meese III Attorney General February 25, 1985 July 5, 1988 December 2, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000044.00000044 days
Richard Lewis Thornburgh Attorney General August 15, 1988 January 20, 1989 July 16, 1932 &0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000183.000000183 days [5]
James Gaius Watt Secretary of the Interior January 23, 1981 November 8, 1983 January 31, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000349.000000349 days
William Patrick Clark Secretary of the Interior November 18, 1983 February 7, 1985 October 23, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000084.00000084 days
Donald Paul Hodel Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Energy
February 8, 1985
November 5, 1982
January 20, 1989
February 7, 1985
May 23, 1935 &0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000237.000000237 days
John Rusling Block Secretary of Agriculture 23 January 1981 14 February 1986 February 15, 1935 &0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000334.000000334 days
Raymond James Donovan Secretary of Labor February 4, 1981 March 15, 1985 August 31, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000137.000000137 days
William Emerson Brock III Secretary of Labor April 29, 1985 October 31, 1987 November 23, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000053.00000053 days
Ann Dore McLaughlin Secretary of Labor December 17, 1987 January 20, 1989 November 16, 1941 &0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000060.00000060 days
Richard Schultz Schweiker Secretary of Health and Human Services January 22, 1981 February 3, 1983 June 1, 1926 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000228.000000228 days
Margaret Mary O'Shaughnessy Heckler Secretary of Health and Human Services March 9, 1983 December 13, 1985 June 21, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000208.000000208 days
Otis Ray Bowen Secretary of Health and Human Services December 13, 1985 January 20, 1989 February 26, 1918 &0000000000000091.00000091 years, &0000000000000323.000000323 days
Andrew Lindsay Lewis, Jr. Secretary of Transportation January 23, 1981 February 1, 1983 November 3, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000073.00000073 days
Mary Elizabeth Hanford Dole Secretary of Transportation February 7, 1983 September 30, 1987 July 29, 1936 &0000000000000073.00000073 years, &0000000000000170.000000170 days
James Horace Burnley IV Secretary of Transportation December 2, 1987 January 30, 1989 July 30, 1948 &0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000169.000000169 days
James Burrows Edwards Secretary of Energy January 23, 1981 November 5, 1982 June 24, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000205.000000205 days
John Stewart Herrington Secretary of Energy February 7, 1985 January 20, 1989 May 31, 1939 &0000000000000070.00000070 years, &0000000000000229.000000229 days
William John Bennett Secretary of Education February 6, 1985 September 20, 1988 July 3, 1943 &0000000000000066.00000066 years, &0000000000000196.000000196 days
Lauro Fred Cavazos, Jr. Secretary of Education September 20, 1988 January 20, 1989 January 4, 1927 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000011.00000011 days [5]

Cabinet Members in the George H.W. Bush Administration

There are currently nineteen living former members of the George H.W. Bush Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
James Addison Baker III Secretary of State January 20, 1989 August 23, 1992 April 28, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000262.000000262 days
Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger Secretary of State December 8, 1992 January 20, 1993 August 1, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000167.000000167 days
Nicholas Frederick Brady Secretary of the Treasury January 20, 1989 January 17, 1993 April 11, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000279.000000279 days
Richard Bruce Cheney Secretary of Defense March 20, 1989 January 20, 1993 January 30, 1941 &0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000350.000000350 days
Richard Lewis Thornburgh Attorney General January 20, 1989 August 15, 1991 July 16, 1932 &0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000183.000000183 days
William Pelham Barr Attorney General November 26, 1991 January 20, 1993 May 23, 1950 &0000000000000059.00000059 years, &0000000000000237.000000237 days
Manuel Lujan, Jr. Secretary of the Interior February 3, 1989 January 20, 1993 May 12, 1928 &0000000000000081.00000081 years, &0000000000000248.000000248 days
Clayton Keith Yeutter Secretary of Agriculture February 16, 1989 March 1, 1991 December 10, 1930 &0000000000000079.00000079 years, &0000000000000036.00000036 days
Robert Adam Mosbacher Secretary of Commerce January 31, 1989 January 15, 1992 March 11, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000310.000000310 days
Barbara Hackman Franklin Secretary of Commerce February 27, 1992 January 20, 1993 March 19, 1940 &0000000000000069.00000069 years, &0000000000000302.000000302 days
Mary Elizabeth Hanford Dole Secretary of Labor January 25, 1989 November 23, 1990 July 29, 1936 &0000000000000073.00000073 years, &0000000000000170.000000170 days
Lynn Morley Martin Secretary of Labor February 22, 1991 January 20, 1993 December 26, 1939 &0000000000000070.00000070 years, &0000000000000020.00000020 days
Louis Wade Sullivan Secretary of Health and Human Services March 1, 1989 January 20, 1993 November 3, 1933 &0000000000000076.00000076 years, &0000000000000073.00000073 days
Samuel Knox Skinner Secretary of Transportation February 6, 1989 December 15, 1991 June 10, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000219.000000219 days
Andrew Hill Card, Jr. Secretary of Transportation February 24, 1992 January 20, 1993 May 10, 1947 &0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000250.000000250 days
James David Watkins Secretary of Energy March 1, 1989 January 20, 1993 March 7, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000314.000000314 days
Lauro Fred Cavazos, Jr. Secretary of Education January 20, 1989 December 12, 1990 January 4, 1927 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000011.00000011 days
Andrew Lamar Alexander Secretary of Education March 22, 1991 January 20, 1993 July 3, 1940 &0000000000000069.00000069 years, &0000000000000196.000000196 days
Edward Joseph Derwinski Secretary of Veterans Affairs March 15, 1989 September 26, 1992 September 15, 1926 &0000000000000083.00000083 years, &0000000000000122.000000122 days

Cabinet Members in the Bill Clinton Administration

There are currently twenty-four living former members of the Bill Clinton Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Warren Minor Christopher Secretary of State January 20, 1993 January 17, 1997 October 27, 1925 &0000000000000084.00000084 years, &0000000000000080.00000080 days
Madeleine Korbel Albright Secretary of State January 23, 1997 January 20, 2001 May 15, 1937 &0000000000000072.00000072 years, &0000000000000245.000000245 days
Robert Edward Rubin Secretary of the Treasury January 11, 1995 July 2, 1999 August 29, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000139.000000139 days
Lawrence Henry Summers Secretary of the Treasury July 2, 1999 January 20, 2001 November 30, 1954 &0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000046.00000046 days
William James Perry Secretary of Defense February 3, 1994 January 23, 1997 October 11, 1927 &0000000000000082.00000082 years, &0000000000000096.00000096 days
William Sebastian Cohen Secretary of Defense January 24, 1997 January 20, 2001 August 28, 1940 &0000000000000069.00000069 years, &0000000000000140.000000140 days
Janet Reno Attorney General March 11, 1993 January 20, 2001 July 21, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000178.000000178 days
Bruce Edward Babbitt Secretary of the Interior January 22, 1993 January 2, 2001 June 27, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000202.000000202 days
Alphonso Michael Espy Secretary of Agriculture January 22, 1993 December 31, 1994 November 30, 1953 &0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000046.00000046 days
Daniel Robert Glickman Secretary of Agriculture March 30, 1995 January 19, 2001 November 24, 1944 &0000000000000065.00000065 years, &0000000000000052.00000052 days
Michael Kantor Secretary of Commerce April 12, 1996 January 21, 1997 August 7, 1939 &0000000000000070.00000070 years, &0000000000000161.000000161 days
William Michael Daley Secretary of Commerce January 30, 1997 July 19, 2000 August 8, 1948 &0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000160.000000160 days
Norman Yoshio Mineta Secretary of Commerce July 20, 2000 January 20, 2001 November 12, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000064.00000064 days
Robert Bernard Reich Secretary of Labor January 22, 1993 January 10, 1997 June 24, 1946 &0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000205.000000205 days
Alexis Margaret Herman Secretary of Labor May 1, 1997 January 20, 2001 July 16, 1947 &0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000212.000000212 days
Donna Edna Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services January 22, 1993 January 20, 2001 February 14, 1941 &0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000335.000000335 days
Henry Gabriel Cisneros Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 22, 1993 January 19, 1997 June 11, 1947 &0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000218.000000218 days
Andrew Mark Cuomo Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 29, 1997 January 20, 2001 December 6, 1957 &0000000000000052.00000052 years, &0000000000000040.00000040 days
Federico Fabian Peña Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
January 21, 1993
March 12, 1997
February 14, 1997
June 30, 1998
March 15, 1947 &0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000306.000000306 days
Rodney Earl Slater Secretary of Transportation February 14, 1997 January 20, 2001 February 23, 1955 &0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000326.000000326 days
Hazel Reid O'Leary Secretary of Energy January 22, 1993 January 20, 1997 May 17, 1937 &0000000000000072.00000072 years, &0000000000000243.000000243 days
William Blaine Richardson III Secretary of Energy August 18, 1998 January 20, 2001 November 15, 1947 &0000000000000062.00000062 years, &0000000000000061.00000061 days
Richard Wilson Riley Secretary of Education January 21, 1993 January 20, 2001 January 2, 1933 &0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000013.00000013 days
Togo Dennis West, Jr. Secretary of Veterans Affairs May 5, 1998 July 10, 2000 June 21, 1942 &0000000000000067.00000067 years, &0000000000000208.000000208 days

Cabinet Members in the George W. Bush Administration

There are currently thirty-four living former members of the George W. Bush Cabinet.

Name Position Joined Administration Left Administration Birthdate Age Notes
Colin Luther Powell Secretary of State January 20, 2001 January 26, 2005 April 5, 1937 &0000000000000072.00000072 years, &0000000000000285.000000285 days
Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State January 26, 2005 January 20, 2009 November 14, 1954 &0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000062.00000062 days
Paul Henry O'Neill Secretary of the Treasury January 20, 2001 December 31, 2002 December 4, 1935 &0000000000000074.00000074 years, &0000000000000042.00000042 days
John William Snow Secretary of the Treasury February 3, 2003 June 28, 2006 August 2, 1939 &0000000000000070.00000070 years, &0000000000000166.000000166 days
Henry Merritt Paulson, Jr. Secretary of the Treasury July 3, 2006 January 20, 2009 March 28, 1946 &0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000293.000000293 days
Donald Henry Rumsfeld Secretary of Defense January 20, 2001 December 18, 2006 July 9, 1932 &0000000000000077.00000077 years, &0000000000000190.000000190 days
Robert Michael Gates Secretary of Defense December 18, 2006 January 20, 2009 September 25, 1943 &0000000000000066.00000066 years, &0000000000000112.000000112 days [6]
John David Ashcroft Attorney General February 2, 2001 February 3, 2005 May 9, 1942 &0000000000000067.00000067 years, &0000000000000251.000000251 days
Alberto R. Gonzales Attorney General February 3, 2005 September 17, 2007 August 4, 1955 &0000000000000054.00000054 years, &0000000000000164.000000164 days
Michael Bernard Mukasey Attorney General November 9, 2007 January 20, 2009 July 28, 1941 &0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000171.000000171 days
Gale Ann Norton Secretary of the Interior January 31, 2001 March 31, 2006 March 11, 1954 &0000000000000055.00000055 years, &0000000000000310.000000310 days
Dirk Arthur Kempthorne Secretary of the Interior June 7, 2006 January 20, 2009 October 29, 1951 &0000000000000058.00000058 years, &0000000000000078.00000078 days
Ann Margaret Veneman Secretary of Agriculture January 20, 2001 January 20, 2005 June 29, 1949 &0000000000000060.00000060 years, &0000000000000200.000000200 days
Michael Owen Johanns Secretary of Agriculture January 21, 2005 September 20, 2007 June 18, 1950 &0000000000000059.00000059 years, &0000000000000211.000000211 days
Edward Thomas Schafer Secretary of Agriculture January 28, 2008 January 20, 2009 August 8, 1946 &0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000160.000000160 days
Donald Louis Evans Secretary of Commerce January 20, 2001 February 7, 2005 July 27, 1946 &0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000172.000000172 days
Carlos Miguel Gutierrez Secretary of Commerce February 7, 2005 January 20, 2009 November 4, 1953 &0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000072.00000072 days
Elaine Lan Chao Secretary of Labor January 29, 2001 January 20, 2009 March 26, 1953 &0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000295.000000295 days
Tommy George Thompson Secretary of Health and Human Services February 2, 2001 January 26, 2005 November 19, 1941 &0000000000000068.00000068 years, &0000000000000057.00000057 days
Michael Okerlund Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services January 26, 2005 January 20, 2009 February 11, 1951 &0000000000000058.00000058 years, &0000000000000338.000000338 days
Melquíades Rafael Martinez Secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 24, 2001 December 13, 2003 October 23, 1946 &0000000000000063.00000063 years, &0000000000000084.00000084 days
Alphonso Roy Jackson Secretary of Housing and Urban Development March 31, 2004 April 18, 2008 September 9, 1945 &0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000128.000000128 days
Steven C. Preston Secretary of Housing and Urban Development June 5, 2008 January 20, 2009 August 4, 1960 &0000000000000049.00000049 years, &0000000000000164.000000164 days
Norman Yoshio Mineta Secretary of Transportation January 25, 2001 July 7, 2006 November 12, 1931 &0000000000000078.00000078 years, &0000000000000064.00000064 days
Mary E. Peters Secretary of Transportation October 17, 2006 January 20, 2009 December 4, 1948 &0000000000000061.00000061 years, &0000000000000042.00000042 days
Edward Spencer Abraham Secretary of Energy January 20, 2001 February 1, 2005 June 12, 1952 &0000000000000057.00000057 years, &0000000000000217.000000217 days
Samuel Wright Bodman III Secretary of Energy January 31, 2005 January 20, 2009 November 26, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000050.00000050 days
Roderick Raynor Paige Secretary of Education January 20, 2001 January 20, 2005 June 17, 1933 &0000000000000076.00000076 years, &0000000000000212.000000212 days
Margaret Spellings Secretary of Education January 20, 2005 January 20, 2009 November 30, 1957 &0000000000000052.00000052 years, &0000000000000046.00000046 days
Anthony Joseph Principi Secretary of Veterans Affairs January 23, 2001 January 26, 2005 April 16, 1944 &0000000000000065.00000065 years, &0000000000000274.000000274 days
Robert James Nicholson Secretary of Veterans Affairs January 26, 2005 October 1, 2007 February 4, 1938 &0000000000000071.00000071 years, &0000000000000345.000000345 days
James Benjamin Peake Secretary of Veterans Affairs December 20, 2007 January 20, 2009 June 18, 1944 &0000000000000065.00000065 years, &0000000000000211.000000211 days
Thomas Joseph Ridge Secretary of Homeland Security January 24, 2003 February 1, 2005 August 26, 1945 &0000000000000064.00000064 years, &0000000000000142.000000142 days
Michael Chertoff Secretary of Homeland Security February 15, 2005 January 21, 2009 November 28, 1953 &0000000000000056.00000056 years, &0000000000000048.00000048 days

Notes

  1. ^ a b Stayed on in the Johnson Administration after President Kennedy's assassination.
  2. ^ Watson is the last living former Postmaster General to serve as a Cabinet member. Postmasters General serving after 1971 are not considered members of the Cabinet.
  3. ^ a b c d e Stayed on in the Ford Administration after President Nixon resigned.
  4. ^ a b Mathews and Califano are the last two living former Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1979, the position was renamed Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  5. ^ a b c Stayed on in the George H. W. Bush Administration after President Reagan's retirement.
  6. ^ Gates is the current Secretary of Defense in the Barack Obama Cabinet, but is also a former member of the George W. Bush Cabinet.
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