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United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

government position

The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concerned with urban housing matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. Ben Carson is currently serving as Secretary.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of the United States
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Incumbent
Ben Carson

since March 2, 2017
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
StyleMr. Secretary
Member ofCabinet
Reports toThe President
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument42 U.S.C. § 3532
FormationSeptember 9, 1965; 54 years ago (1965-09-09)
First holderRobert C. Weaver
SuccessionThirteenth[1]
DeputyDeputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level 1
Websitewww.hud.gov

On January 13, 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed to the position.

Chronological listEdit

Parties

  Democratic (8)   Republican (9)

Status

     Denotes acting Secretary

No. Portrait Name State of residence Took office Left office President(s)
1   Robert C. Weaver New York January 18, 1966 December 18, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
2   Robert C. Wood Massachusetts January 7, 1969 January 20, 1969
3   George W. Romney Michigan January 22, 1969 January 20, 1973 Richard Nixon
4   James T. Lynn Ohio February 2, 1973 February 5, 1975
Gerald Ford
5   Carla A. Hills California March 10, 1975 January 20, 1977
6   Patricia R. Harris District of Columbia January 23, 1977 September 10, 1979 Jimmy Carter
7   Maurice E. Landrieu Louisiana September 24, 1979 January 20, 1981
8   Samuel R. Pierce New York January 23, 1981 January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
  J. Michael Dorsey
Acting
January 20, 1989 February 13, 1989 George H. W. Bush
9   Jack F. Kemp New York February 13, 1989 January 20, 1993
10   Henry G. Cisneros Texas January 22, 1993 January 20, 1997 Bill Clinton
11   Andrew M. Cuomo New York January 29, 1997 January 20, 2001
  William C. Apgar
Acting
January 20, 2001 January 24, 2001 George W. Bush
12   Mel Martinez Florida January 24, 2001 December 12, 2003
13   Alphonso Jackson Texas December 12, 2003 April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004 April 18, 2008
  Roy A. Bernardi
Acting
New York April 18, 2008 June 4, 2008
14   Steve Preston Illinois June 4, 2008 January 20, 2009
  Brian D. Montgomery
Acting
January 20, 2009 January 26, 2009 Barack Obama
15   Shaun Donovan New York January 26, 2009 July 28, 2014
16   Julian Castro Texas July 28, 2014 January 20, 2017
  Craig Clemmensen
Acting
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017 Donald Trump
17   Ben Carson Florida March 2, 2017 Present

ReferencesEdit

  1. "3 U.S. Code § 19 - Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act". LII / Legal Information Institute.

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