United States Secretary of Commerce
The United States Secretary of Commerce is the head of the United States Department of Commerce concerned with business and industry; the Department states its mission to be "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce." 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.
Secretary of Commerce
|Formation||March 15, 1913|
|First holder||William Cox Redfield|
Footnote: Under Secretary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges Jr served as Interim Secretary of Commerce October 31, 1979 to January 9, 1980.
From 25 July 1987 to 19 October 1987, Clarence J. Brown Jr. was Acting Secretary of Commerce.
- ""US Department of Commerce, Directives Management Program"". Retrieved September 22, 2007.
- ""Department of Commerce - Milestones"". Retrieved September 22, 2007.
- ""Department of Commerce Home Page --"". Retrieved September 22, 2007.