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Arne Duncan

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Arne Duncan
9th United States Secretary of Education
In office
January 21, 2009 – December 31, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyAnthony Miller
Preceded byMargaret Spellings
Succeeded byJohn King, Jr.
Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools
In office
June 26, 2001 – January 21, 2009
Appointed byRichard Daley
Preceded byPaul Vallas
Succeeded byRon Huberman
Personal details
Born (1964-11-06) November 6, 1964 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Karen Luann Duncan (present)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois,
Washington, D.C.,
Arlington, Virginia
Alma materHarvard University

Arne Duncan (born November 6, 1964) is an American education administrator. He was the United States Secretary of Education from 2009 through 2015. Duncan previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. He is a Democrat. He supports gay marriage.[1][2]

Duncan was born on November 6, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.[3] He studied at Harvard University. Duncan is married to Karen Luann. They have two children. He lived in Arlington, Virginia and in Chicago, Illinois.

References[change | change source]

  1. Edmund Broch, US education secretary Arne Duncan endorses equal marriage, Pink News, 7 May 2012
  2. Lee, Carol E. (May 8, 2012). "Gay Marriage Back on Radar". The Wall Street Journal. p. A5.
  3. "Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education - Biography". Ed.gov. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13.

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