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. Name Year appointed President(s) served under
1 Oveta Culp Hobby
1953–1955
Dwight D. Eisenhower
2 Marion Bayard Folsom
1955–1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower
3 Arthur Sherwood Flemming
1958–1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower
4 Abraham A. Ribicoff
1961–1962
John F. Kennedy
5 Anthony J. Celebrezze
1962–1965
John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
6 John William Gardner
1965–1968
Lyndon Johnson
7 Wilbur J. Cohen
1968–1969
Lyndon Johnson
8 Robert H. Finch
1969–1970
Richard Nixon
9 Elliot Lee Richardson
1970–1973
Richard Nixon
10 Caspar Weinberger
1973–1975
Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
11 Forrest David Mathews
1975–1977
Gerald Ford
12 Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
1977–1979
Jimmy Carter
13 Patricia Roberts Harris
1979–1979
Jimmy Carter

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