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United States Secretary of Labor

position

The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the Department of Labor who exercises control over the department and enforces and suggests laws involving unions, the workplace and all other issues involving any form of business-person controversies.

United States
Secretary of Labor
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Official Seal
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Incumbent
Eugene Scalia

since September 30, 2019
FormationMarch 6, 1913
First holderWilliam B. Wilson
SuccessionEleventh
Websitewww.dol.gov

List of Secretaries of LaborEdit

This is a complete list of all past and present Secretaries of Labor.

Parties

  Democratic (12)   Republican (16)

No. Portrait Name State of Residence Took Office Left Office President(s)
1   William B. Wilson Pennsylvania March 6, 1913 March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
2   James J. Davis Pennsylvania March 5, 1921 November 30, 1930 Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
3   William N. Doak Virginia December 9, 1930 March 4, 1933
4   Frances Perkins New York March 4, 1933 June 30, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
5   Lewis B. Schwellenbach Washington July 1, 1945 June 10, 1948
6   Maurice J. Tobin Massachusetts August 13, 1948 January 20, 1953
7   Martin P. Durkin Maryland January 21, 1953 September 10, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
8   James P. Mitchell New Jersey October 9, 1953 January 20, 1961
9   Arthur Goldberg Illinois January 21, 1961 September 20, 1962 John F. Kennedy
10   W. Willard Wirtz Illinois September 25, 1962 January 20, 1969
Lyndon B. Johnson
11   George P. Shultz Illinois January 22, 1969 July 1, 1970 Richard Nixon
12   James D. Hodgson California July 2, 1970 February 1, 1973
13   Peter J. Brennan New York February 2, 1973 March 15, 1975
Gerald Ford
14   John T. Dunlop Massachusetts March 18, 1975 January 31, 1976
15   William Usery Georgia February 10, 1976 January 20, 1977
16   Ray Marshall Texas January 27, 1977 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
17   Raymond J. Donovan New Jersey February 4, 1981 March 15, 1985 Ronald Reagan
18   Bill Brock Tennessee April 29, 1985 October 31, 1987
19   Ann Dore McLaughlin District of Columbia December 17, 1987 January 20, 1989
20   Elizabeth Dole Kansas January 25, 1989 November 23, 1990 George H. W. Bush
21   Lynn M. Martin Illinois February 22, 1991 January 20, 1993
22   Robert Reich Massachusetts January 22, 1993 January 20, 1997 Bill Clinton
23   Alexis Herman Alabama May 1, 1997 January 20, 2001
24   Elaine Chao Kentucky January 29, 2001 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
25   Hilda Solis California February 24, 2009 January 22, 2013 Barack Obama
26   Tom Perez Maryland July 23, 2013 January 20, 2017
  Ed Hugler Pennsylvania January 20, 2017 April 27, 2017 Donald Trump
27   Alex Acosta Florida April 28, 2017 July 19, 2019
  Patrick Pizzella Virginia July 20, 2019 September 30, 2019
27   Eugene Scalia Washington, D.C. September 30, 2019 Incumbent