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United States Secretary of Transportation

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The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The current Secretary is Norman Mineta, the only Democrat in the cabinet of President George W. Bush.

Secretaries of Transportation
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Alan Stephenson Boyd January 16, 1967 - January 20, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
John Anthony Volpe January 22, 1969 - February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
Claude Stout Brinegar February 2, 1973 - February 1, 1975 Richard Nixon
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. March 7, 1975 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
Brockman Adams January 23, 1977 - July 20, 1979 Jimmy Carter
Neil Goldschmidt August 15, 1979 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Andrew L. Lewis, Jr. January 23, 1981 - February 1, 1983 Ronald Reagan
Elizabeth Hanford Dole February 7, 1983 - September 30, 1987 Ronald Reagan
James H. Burnley IV December 2, 1987 - January 30, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Samuel K. Skinner February 6, 1989 - December 13, 1991 George H. W. Bush
Andrew Card February 24, 1992 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Federico Peņa January 21, 1993 - February 14, 1997 Bill Clinton
Rodney Slater February 14, 1997 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Norman Mineta January 25, 2001 - present George W. Bush


Acting Secretaries of Transportation
Name Year Acted from
John W. Barnum 1975 February 2 to March 6
W. Graham Claytor, Jr. 1979 July 21 to August 14
James Horace Burnley IV 1987 October 1 to December 2
James B. Busey IV 1991-1992 December 14 to February 23
Mortimer L. Downey 2001 January 21 to January 24
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