United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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United States
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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Official Seal
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Incumbent
Shaun Donovan

since January 26, 2009
Formation September 9, 1965
First holder Robert C. Weaver
Succession Fifteenth
Website www.hud.gov

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. Shaun Donovan is currently serving as Secretary.

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

Chronological list[change | change source]

No. Name Term of Office President(s) served under
1 Robert Clifton Weaver 18 January 1966 – 18 December 1968 Lyndon Johnson
2 Robert Coldwell Wood 7 January 1969 – 20 January 1969
3 George Romney 22 January 1969 – 20 January 1973 Richard Nixon
4 James Thomas Lynn 2 February 1973 – 5 February 1975 Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
5 Carla Anderson Hills 10 March 1975 – 20 January 1977 Gerald Ford
6 Patricia Roberts Harris 23 January 1977 – 10 September 1979 Jimmy Carter
7 Maurice Edwin Landrieu 24 September 1979 – 20 January 1981
8 Samuel Riley Pierce 23 January 1981 – 20 January 1989 Ronald Reagan
Acting J. Michael Dorsey 20 January 1989 – 13 February 1989 George H. W. Bush
9 Jack French Kemp 13 February 1989 – 19 January 1993
10 Henry Gabriel Cisneros 22 January 1993 – 19 January 1997 Bill Clinton
11 Andrew Mark Cuomo 29 January 1997 – 20 January 2001
Acting William C. Apgar 20 January 2001 – 24 January 2001 George W. Bush
12 Melquíades Rafael Martinez 24 January 2001 – 12 December 2003
Acting Alphonso Roy Jackson 12 December 2003 – 1 April 2004
13 1 April 2004 – 18 April 2008 [1]
Acting Roy A. Bernardi 18 April 2008 – 4 June 2008
14 Steven C. Preston 4 June 2008 – 20 January 2009
Acting Brian D. Montgomery 20 January 2009 – 26 January 2009 Barack Obama
15 Shaun Donovan 26 January 2009 – present

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