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The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government, which was concerned with business, industry, and labor.

It was created on February 14, 1903. It was subsequently renamed the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.

The United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor was the head of the department. The secretary was a member of the President's Cabinet. Corresponding with the division of the department in 1913, the Secretary's position was divided into separate positions of Commerce and Labor.

No. Secretary Term President(s) served under
1 George B. Cortelyou February 18, 1903 – June 30, 1904 Theodore Roosevelt
2 Victor H. Metcalf July 1, 1904 – December 16, 1906
3 Oscar S. Straus December 17, 1906 – March 5, 1909
4 Charles Nagel March 6, 1909–March 4, 1913 William Howard Taft

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The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government.

It was created on February 14, 1903. It was subsequently renamed the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.

The department was administered by the United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor.


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