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United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

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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.

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Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare
Name Year appointed President(s) served under
Oveta Culp Hobby Dwight D. Eisenhower
Marion Bayard Folsom <center>19551958 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Arthur Sherwood Flemming <center>19581961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Abraham A. Ribicoff <center>19611962 John F. Kennedy
Anthony J. Celebrezze Sr. <center>19621965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
John William Gardner <center>19651968 Lyndon Johnson
Wilbur J. Cohen <center>19681969 Lyndon Johnson
Robert H. Finch <center>19691970 Richard Nixon
Elliot Lee Richardson <center>19701973 Richard Nixon
Caspar Weinberger <center>19731975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Forrest David Matthews <center>19751977 Gerald Ford
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. <center>19771979 Jimmy Carter
Patricia Roberts Harris <center>19791979 Jimmy Carter
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