Eric David Hargan (born June 3, 1968) is an American lawyer. From October 2017 to January 2018, he was the acting United States Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is the current United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, assuming office on October 6, 2017. Hargan previously acted in this role from 2003 to 2007 in the George W. Bush administration.
|United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services|
|Assumed office |
October 6, 2017
|Preceded by||Bill Corr|
|United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
October 10, 2017 – January 25, 2018
|Preceded by||Don J. Wright (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Alex Azar|
February 4, 2007 – August 2007
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Alex M. Azar II|
|Succeeded by||Tevi Troy|
Eric David Hargan
June 3, 1968
Mounds, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (BA)|
Columbia University (JD)}
On October 10, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Hargan as acting United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- "Eric Hargan sworn in as HHS deputy secretary". Fierce Healthcare. October 6, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
- "Trump Announces Eric Hargan as Acting HHS Secretary". KTLA. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.