Cecil D. Andrus

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Cecil D. Andrus
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42nd United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
January 23, 1977 – January 20, 1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Thomas S. Kleppe
Succeeded by James G. Watt
26th & 28th Governor of Idaho
In office
January 5, 1987 – January 2, 1995
Lieutenant Butch Otter
Preceded by John V. Evans
Succeeded by Phil Batt
In office
January 4, 1971 – January 23, 1977
Lieutenant Jack M. Murphy (1971–75)
John V. Evans (1975–77)
Preceded by Don Samuelson
Succeeded by John V. Evans
Personal details
Born Cecil Dale Andrus
(1931-08-25)August 25, 1931
Hood River, Oregon, United States
Died August 24, 2017(2017-08-24) (aged 85)
Boise, Idaho, United States
Nationality United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carol Mea May
(b. 1932, m. 1949 - 2017)
Children Tanna Lee Andrus
Tracy Sue Andrus
Kelly Kay Anderus
Residence Boise, (Lewiston in 1970)
Alma mater Oregon State College
(1 year)
Religion Lutheran
Website andruscenter.org
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch U.S. Navy
Years of service 1951-1955
Rank Petty officer, second class
Unit Reserves, aviation patrol
Battles/wars Korean War, Cold War

Cecil Dale Andrus (August 25, 1931 – August 24, 2017) was an American politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He served as Governor of Idaho for 14 years.[1] He served as governor from 1971 to 1977 and again from 1987 to 1995. He served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1977 to 1981, during the Carter administration.

Andrus died on August 24, 2017 in Boise, just short of his 86th birthday, due to complications from lung cancer.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Carlson, Chris (2010). Andrus: Idaho's Greatest Governor.
  2. "Former Democratic Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus dies at 85", KIVI-TV, August 25, 2017. (accessed August 25, 2017)
  3. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 25, 2017, 4:09 A.M. E.D.T. "Ex-Interior Secretary Who Helped Conserve Alaska Land Dies - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved August 25, 2017.

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