- Hubert Work
Infobox US Cabinet official
United States Postmaster General
March 4 1922
March 4 1923
Will H. Hays
successor=Harry S. New
United States Secretary of the Interior
March 5, 1923
July 24, 1928
Albert B. Fall
successor2=Roy O. West
Marion Center, Pennsylvania, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1942|12|14|1860|7|3
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
spouse=Laura M. Arbuckle
Politician, Medical Doctor
Hubert Work (
July 3 1860– December 14 1942) was a U.S. administrator and physician. He served as the Postmaster General between 1922 and 1923 in the presidency of Warren G. Harding. He then served as the Secretary of the Interior from 1923-1928 during the administration of Calvin Coolidge.
Work was born in
Marion Center, Pennsylvania. He received an M.D.from the University of Pennsylvaniain 1885. He settled in Coloradoand founded Woodcroft Hospital in Pueblo in 1896. In 1920, Work served as president of the interest group, the American Medical Association.
Work was active in the Republican Party, having served as the Colorado state chairman in 1912. In 1914, Work ran unsuccessfully in a
special electionfor the United States Senatehaving been defeated by the Democrat Charles Spalding Thomas, later the governorof Colorado. Work polled 98,728 votes (39 percent) in a multi-candidate to field to Thomas' 102,037 ballots (40.3 percent). This was Colorado's first Senate election by popular vote under the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
He was a Colorado delegate to the
Republican National Conventionin 1920, and he chaired the Republican National Committeefrom 1928 to 1929.
World War I, Work served in the U.S. Armyin the Medical Corps and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Work served as the U.S. Assistant Postmaster General from 1921 to 1922 and Postmaster General from 1922 to 1923, under President Harding. He also served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1923 to 1928, under both Harding and Coolidge. During Work's tenure as Secretary of the Interior,
American citizenshipwas formally granted to Native Americans.
He died in Denver and was buried in
Arlington National Cemeteryin Virginia.
* [http://www.americanpresident.org/history/calvincoolidge/cabinet/interior/interior/h_index.shtml Hubert Work biography at americanpresident.org]
* [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hwork.htm Photographs of Hubert Work's Gravestone]
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