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United States Secretary of Commerce

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The office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the mid-20th century.

The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Until 1913 there was one Secretary of Commerce and Labor, uniting this department with the Department of Labor, which is now headed by a separate Secretary of Labor.

Secretaries of Commerce

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William Cox Redfield March 5, 1913October 31, 1919 Woodrow Wilson
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Joshua Willis Alexander December 16, 1919March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
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Herbert Clark Hoover March 5, 1921August 21, 1928 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
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William Fairfield Whiting August 22, 1928March 4, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
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Robert Patterson Lamont March 5, 1929August 7, 1932 Herbert Hoover
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Roy Dikeman Chapin August 8, 1932March 3, 1933 Herbert Hoover
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Daniel Calhoun Roper March 4, 1933December 23, 1938 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Harry Lloyd Hopkins December 24, 1938September 18, 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Jesse Holman Jones September 19, 1940March 1, 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Henry Agard Wallace March 2, 1945September 20, 1946 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
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William Averell Harriman October 7, 1946April 22, 1948 Harry S. Truman
Charles Sawyer May 6, 1948January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
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Charles Sinclair Weeks January 21, 1953November 10, 1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss 19581959 (Acting Secretary) Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Frederick Henry Mueller August 10, 1959January 19, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Luther Hartwell Hodges January 21, 1961January 15, 1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
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John Thomas Connor January 18, 1965January 31, 1967 Lyndon Johnson
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Alexander Buel Trowbridge June 14, 1967March 1, 1968 Lyndon Johnson
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Cyrus Rowlett Smith March 6, 1968January 19, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
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Maurice Hubert Stans January 21, 1969February 15, 1972 Richard Nixon
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Peter George Peterson February 29, 1972February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
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Frederick Baily Dent February 2, 1973March 26, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Rogers Clark Ballard Morton May 1, 1975February 2, 1976 Gerald Ford
Elliot Lee Richardson February 2, 1976January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
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Juanita Morris Kreps January 23, 1977October 31, 1979 Jimmy Carter
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Philip Morris Klutznick January 9, 1980January 19, 1981 Jimmy Carter
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Howard Malcolm Baldrige January 20, 1981July 25, 1987 Ronald Reagan
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Calvin William Verity October 19, 1987January 30, 1989 Ronald Reagan
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Robert Adam Mosbacher January 31, 1989January 15, 1992 George H. W. Bush
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Barbara Hackman Franklin February 27, 1992January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Ronald Harmon Brown January 22, 1993April 3, 1996 Bill Clinton
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Mickey Kantor April 12, 1996January 21, 1997 Bill Clinton
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William M. Daley January 30, 1997July 19, 2000 Bill Clinton
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Norman Yoshio Mineta July 21, 2000January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
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Donald Louis Evans January 20, 2001February 7, 2005 George W. Bush
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Carlos M. Gutierrez February 7, 2005 – present George W. Bush

Footnote: Under Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges Jr served as Interim Secretary of Commerce October 31, 1979 to January 9, 1980.

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