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Encyclopedia > 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 woman) March 4, 1933 - June 30, 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
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 John F. Kennedy, 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

Foot Note ; Deputy Secretary of Labor Roderick

 Allen DeArment served as Acting Secretary of Labor 1990-1991. 

External links

  • History at the Department of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/asp/programs/history/main.htm)


See also: James Freeman


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United States Secretary of Labor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (88 words)
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.
labor union - encyclopedia article about labor union. (4502 words)
Most labor unions in the United States are members of a larger umbrella organization, the AFL-CIO, or the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Unions of workers in the private sector are tightly regulated and overseen by the United States Department of Labor under the authority of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), passed in 1935, which is Administered by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Unions for public sector workers are governed by labor laws and labor boards in each of the 50 states; in many states, typically those in the north, these laws and boards are modeled after the NLRA and the NLRB.
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