James H. Burnley IV

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

James Horace Burnley IV (born July 30, 1948) is an American politician and lawyer. He served as the United States Secretary of Transportation from 1987 until 1989. He served during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.[1]

James H. Burnley IV
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9th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
December 3, 1987 – January 20, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byElizabeth H. Dole
Succeeded bySamuel K. Skinner
Personal details
Born (1948-07-30) July 30, 1948 (age 71)
High Point, North Carolina, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Helene H. Burnley
ChildrenJay, Anne, Alexandra and Christina
Alma materYale University
Harvard Law School
OccupationAttorney, Public Official


  1. "United States Department of Transportation Office of the Historian". USDOT. Retrieved 2014-07-25.

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