United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare


United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

The United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare was the head of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The Secretary was a member of the President's Cabinet. In 1979, there was a division of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare's position into separate secretaries of Health and Human Services and Education.

Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare
No.NameYear appointedPresident(s) served under
1Oveta Culp Hobby
1953–1955
Dwight D. Eisenhower
2Marion Bayard Folsom
1955–1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower
3Arthur Sherwood Flemming
1958–1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower
4Abraham A. Ribicoff
1961–1962
John F. Kennedy
5Anthony J. Celebrezze
1962–1965
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
6John William Gardner
1965–1968
Lyndon Johnson
7Wilbur J. Cohen
1968–1969
Lyndon Johnson
8Robert H. Finch
1969–1970
Richard Nixon
9Elliot Lee Richardson
1970–1973
Richard Nixon
10Caspar Weinberger
1973–1975
Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
11Forrest David Mathews
1975–1977
Gerald Ford
12Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
1977–1979
Jimmy Carter
13Patricia Roberts Harris
1979–1979
Jimmy Carter

See also

* Health education
* United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare


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