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United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concerned with urban housing matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.

On January 13, 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed to this position.

Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Robert Clifton Weaver January 18, 1966 - December 18, 1968 Lyndon Johnson
Robert Coldwell Wood January 7, 1969 - January 20, 1969 Lyndon Johnson
George Wilcken Romney January 22, 1969 - January 20, 1973 Richard Nixon
James Thomas Lynn February 2, 1973 - February 5, 1975 Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
Carla Anderson Hills March 10, 1975 - January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
Patricia Roberts Harris January 23, 1977 - September 10, 1979 Jimmy Carter
Maurice Edwin Landrieu September 24, 1979 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Samuel Riley Pierce January 23, 1981 - January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
Jack French Kemp February 13, 1989 - January 19, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Henry Gabriel Cisneros January 22, 1993 - January 19, 1997 Bill Clinton
Andrew Mark Cuomo January 29, 1997 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Melquiades Rafael Martinez January 24, 2001 - December 12, 2003 George W. Bush
Alphonso Roy Jackson March 31, 2004 - present George W. Bush

Robert C. Wood, Under Secretary under Weaver, served between Weaver and Romney with a recess appointment from President Johnson, who sent his nomination to the Senate. It was never acted on, and, therefore, he was never sworn in as Secretary.

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