John Albert Knebel

American politician

John Albert Knebel (born October 4, 1936) is an American government official. He served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Gerald Ford serving from November 4, 1976 through January 20, 1977.[1]

John Knebel
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19th United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
November 4, 1976 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byEarl Butz
Succeeded byRobert Bergland
Personal details
Born (1936-10-04) October 4, 1936 (age 83)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Zenia Marks
EducationUnited States Military Academy (BS)
Creighton University (MA)
American University (LLB)

His period in this office was brief and ended January 20, 1977, when Jimmy Carter replaced Ford in the White House.[2]


  1. "Biographies of Cabinet Department Secretaries during the Gerald R. Ford Presidency, 1974-1977: A-K" (PDF). The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Digital Library. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  2. "Former Secretaries". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 22 March 2013.

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