United States Secretary of Labor

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United States
Secretary of of Labor
US-DeptOfLabor-Seal.svg
Official Seal
Seth Harris DOL.jpg
Incumbent
Seth Harris

since January 22, 2013
acting
Formation March 6, 1913
Succession Eleventh
Website www.dol.gov

The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the Department of Labor who exercises control over the department and enforces and suggests laws involving unions, the workplace and all other issues involving any form of business-person controversies.

List of Secretaries of Labor[change | edit source]

This is a complete list of all past and present Secretaries of Labor.

No. Secretary of Labor Portrait Start of Term End of Term President(s)
1 William B. Wilson Wbwilson.jpg March 6, 1913 March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
2 James J. Davis Jjdavis.jpg March 5, 1921 November 30, 1930 Warren Harding,
Calvin Coolidge,
Herbert Hoover
3 William N. Doak Wndoak.jpg December 9, 1930 March 4, 1933 Herbert Hoover
4 Frances Perkins Fcperkins.jpg March 4, 1933 June 30, 1945 Franklin Roosevelt,
Harry Truman
5 Lewis B. Schwellenbach Lbschwellenbach.jpg July 1, 1945 June 10, 1948 Harry Truman
6 Maurice J. Tobin Mjtobin.jpg August 13, 1948 January 20, 1953
7 Martin P. Durkin Mpdurkin.jpg January 21, 1953 September 10, 1953 Dwight Eisenhower
8 James P. Mitchell Jpmitchell.jpg October 9, 1953 January 20, 1961
9 Arthur Goldberg Ajgoldberg.jpg January 21, 1961 September 20, 1962 John Kennedy
10 W. Willard Wirtz Wwwirtz.jpg September 25, 1962 January 20, 1969 John Kennedy,
Lyndon Johnson
11 George Shultz Shultz.jpg January 22, 1969 July 1, 1970 Richard Nixon
12 James D. Hodgson Jdhodgson.jpg July 2, 1970 February 1, 1973
13 Peter J. Brennan Pjbrennan.jpg February 2, 1973 March 15, 1975 Gerald Ford
14 John Thomas Dunlop Jtdunlop.jpg March 18, 1975 January 31, 1976
15 W. J. Usery Jr. Wjusery.jpg February 10, 1976 January 20, 1977
16 Ray Marshall Frmarshall.jpg January 27, 1977 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
17 Raymond J. Donovan Rjdonovan.jpg February 4, 1981 March 15, 1985 Ronald Reagan
18 William E. Brock Williamebrock.jpg April 29, 1985 October 31, 1987
19 Ann Dore McLaughlin Admclaughl1.jpg December 17, 1987 January 20, 1989
20 Elizabeth Dole Edole1.jpg January 25, 1989 November 23, 1990 George H. W. Bush
21 Lynn Morley Martin Lmartin1.jpg February 22, 1991 January 20, 1993
22 Robert Reich Rbreich.jpg January 22, 1993 January 10, 1997 Bill Clinton
23 Alexis Herman Aherman1.jpg May 1, 1997 January 20, 2001
24 Elaine Chao Elaine Chao large.jpg January 29, 2001 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
25 Hilda Solis Hilda Solis official DOL portrait.jpg February 24, 2009 January 23, 2013 Barack Obama
Seth Harris (as Deputy Secretary) Seth Harris DOL.jpg January 22, 2013 present