The United States Secretary of Veterans' Affairs is the head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the department concerned with veterans' benefits and related matters. The Secretary is a member of the Cabinet and second to last at 17th in the line of succession to the presidency (the position was last until the addition of the United States Department of Homeland Security in 2006). To date, all appointees and acting appointees to the post have been United States military veterans, but that is not a requirement to fill the position.
|No.||Name||Portrait||Term of Office||President(s) served under|
|1||Edward Joseph Derwinski||March 15, 1989–September 26, 1992||George H. W. Bush|
|2||Jesse Brown||January 22, 1993–July 03, 1997||Bill Clinton|
|3||Togo Dennis West, Jr.||May 05, 1998–July 10, 2000|
|4||Anthony Joseph Principi||January 23, 2001–January 26, 2005||George W. Bush|
|5||Robert James Nicholson||January 26, 2005–October 01, 2007|
|6||James Benjamin Peake||December 20, 2007–present|
|Name||Portrait||Term of Office||President(s) served under|
|Anthony Joseph Principi||September 26, 1992||January 20, 1993||George H. W. Bush|
|Hershel Wayne Gober||July 3, 1997||January 2, 1998||Bill Clinton|
|July 10, 2000||January 20, 2001|
|Togo Dennis West, Jr.||January 2, 1998||May 5, 1998|
|Gordon H. Mansfield||October 1, 2007||December 20, 2007||George W. Bush|
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