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United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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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 President's Cabinet.

Secretaries of Veterans Affairs
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Edward J. Derwinski March 15, 1989 - September 26, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Jesse Brown January 22, 1993 - July 3, 1997 Bill Clinton
Togo D. West, Jr. May 5, 1998 - July 10, 2000 Bill Clinton
Anthony J. Principi January 23, 2001 - January 26, 2005 George W. Bush
James Nicholson January 26, 2005 - present George W. Bush
Acting Secretaries of Veterans Affairs
Name Years Acted from
Anthony J. Principi 1992-1993 September 26 to January 20
Herschel Gober 1997-1998, 2000-2001 July 3 to May 5, July 10 to January 20
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