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United States Secretary of the Interior

head of the Department of the Interior in the United States government

The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The Secretary typically comes from a western state; only one of the last 16 Secretaries is not identified with a state lying west of the Mississippi River. The Secretary of the Interior is eighth in the United States presidential line of succession.

United States
Secretary of the Interior
Seal of the United States Department of the Interior.svg
Official Seal
Secretary David Bernhardt.jpg
Incumbent
David Bernhardt

since January 2, 2019
FormationMarch 8, 1849
First holderThomas Ewing
SuccessionEighth
Websitewww.doi.gov

Secretaries of the InteriorEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "About Secretary Jewell". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 23 May 2013.