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Encyclopedia > United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

The United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare was the head of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Secretary was a member of the President's Cabinet. In 1979, there was a division of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare's position into separate secretaries of Health and Human Services and Education.

Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare
Name Year appointed President(s) served under
Oveta Culp Hobby 1953 - 1955 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Marion Bayard Folsom 1955 - 1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Arthur Sherwood Flemming 1958 - 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Abraham A. Ribicoff 1961 - 1962 John F. Kennedy
Anthony J. Celebrezze Sr. 1962 - 1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
John William Gardner 1965 - 1968 Lyndon Johnson
Wilbur J. Cohen 1968 - 1969 Lyndon Johnson
Robert H. Finch 1969 - 1970 Richard Nixon
Elliot Lee Richardson 1970 - 1973 Richard Nixon
Caspar Weinberger 1973 - 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Forrest David Matthews 1975 - 1977 Gerald Ford
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. 1977 - 1979 Jimmy Carter
Patricia Roberts Harris 1979 - 1979 Jimmy Carter



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