United States Secretary of Transportation

head of the United States Department of Transportation

The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

United States Secretary of Transportation
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Seal of the Department
Flag of the United States Secretary of Transportation.svg
Flag of the Secretary
Pete Buttigieg official photo.jpg
Incumbent
Pete Buttigieg

since February 2, 2021
United States Department of Transportation
StyleMr. Secretary
(informal)
The Honorable
(formal)
Member ofCabinet
Reports toPresident of the United States
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument49 U.S.C. § 102
FormationOctober 15, 1966
(54 years ago)
 (1966-10-15)
First holderAlan Stephenson Boyd
SuccessionFourteenth[1]
DeputyDeputy Secretary of Transportation
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level I
Websitewww.transportation.gov

Secretaries of TransportationEdit

Parties

  Democratic (8)   Republican (11)

Status

  Denotes acting Secretary of Transportation

No. Image Name State of residence Took office Left office President
serving under
1   Alan S. Boyd Florida January 16, 1967 January 20, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
2   John A. Volpe Massachusetts January 22, 1969 February 2, 1973 Richard M. Nixon
3   Claude S. Brinegar California February 2, 1973 February 1, 1975
Gerald R. Ford
4   William T. Coleman, Jr. Pennsylvania March 7, 1975 January 20, 1977
5   Brock Adams Washington January 23, 1977 July 20, 1979 Jimmy Carter
6   Neil E. Goldschmidt Oregon August 15, 1979 January 20, 1981
7   Drew Lewis Pennsylvania January 23, 1981 February 1, 1983 Ronald Reagan
8   Elizabeth H. Dole Kansas February 7, 1983 September 30, 1987
9   James H. Burnley IV North Carolina December 3, 1987 January 20, 1989
10   Samuel K. Skinner Illinois February 6, 1989 December 13, 1991 George H. W. Bush
11   Andrew H. Card Massachusetts February 24, 1992 January 20, 1993
12   Federico Peña Colorado January 21, 1993 February 14, 1997 Bill Clinton
13   Rodney E. Slater Arkansas February 14, 1997 January 20, 2001
14   Norman Y. Mineta California January 25, 2001 August 7, 2006 George W. Bush
15   Mary E. Peters Arizona October 17, 2006 January 20, 2009
16   Ray H. LaHood Illinois January 23, 2009 July 2, 2013 Barack Obama
17   Anthony R. Foxx North Carolina July 2, 2013 January 20, 2017
  Michael Huerta
Acting
California January 20, 2017 January 31, 2017 Donald Trump
18   Elaine Chao Kentucky January 31, 2017 January 11, 2021
  Steven G. Bradbury
Acting
Oregon January 12, 2021 January 20, 2021
  Lana Hurdle
Acting
Virginia January 20, 2021 February 2, 2021 Joe Biden
19   Pete Buttigieg Indiana February 2, 2021 Incumbent

ReferencesEdit