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
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byThomas S. Kleppe
Succeeded byJames G. Watt
26th & 28th Governor of Idaho
In office
January 5, 1987 – January 2, 1995
LieutenantButch Otter
Preceded byJohn V. Evans
Succeeded byPhil Batt
In office
January 4, 1971 – January 23, 1977
LieutenantJack M. Murphy (1971–75)
John V. Evans (1975–77)
Preceded byDon Samuelson
Succeeded byJohn V. Evans
Personal details
BornCecil Dale Andrus
(1931-08-25)August 25, 1931
Hood River, Oregon, United States
DiedAugust 24, 2017(2017-08-24) (aged 85)
Boise, Idaho, United States
NationalityUnited States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Carol Mea May
(b. 1932, m. 1949 - 2017)
ChildrenTanna Lee Andrus
Tracy Sue Andrus
Kelly Kay Anderus
ResidenceBoise, (Lewiston in 1970)
Alma materOregon State College
(1 year)
ReligionLutheran
Websiteandruscenter.org
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1951-1955
RankPetty officer, second class
UnitReserves, aviation patrol
Battles/warsKorean 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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