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List of first women to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships
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List of first women to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships

This is a list of the first women to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships:

  1. U.S. Secretary of State: Madeline Albright (1997, Clinton Administration)
  2. U.S. Attorney General: Janet Reno (1993, Clinton Administration)
  3. U.S. Secretary of the Interior: Gale Norton (2001, G.W. Bush Administration)
  4. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture: Ann Veneman (2001, G.W. Bush Administration)
  5. U.S. Secretary of Commerce: Juanita Morris Kreps (1977, Carter Administration)
  6. U.S. Secretary of Labor: Frances Perkins (1933, F.D. Roosevelt Administration)
  7. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services: Patricia Roberts Harris (1977, Carter Administration)
  8. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Carla Anderson Hills (1975, Ford Administration)
  9. U.S. Secretary of Transportation: Elizabeth Dole (1983, Reagan Administration)
  10. U.S. Secretary of Energy: Hazel O'Leary (1993, Clinton Administration)
  11. U.S. Secretary of Education: Shirley Hufstedler (1979, Carter Administration)

There has never been a female U.S. Treasury Secretary, U.S. Defense Secretary, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary or U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary.