Claude Brinegar

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Claude Brinegar
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3rd United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
February 2, 1973 – February 1, 1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded byJohn Volpe
Succeeded byWilliam Thaddeus Coleman Jr.
Personal details
Claude Stout Brinegar

(1926-12-16)December 16, 1926
Rockport, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 13, 2009(2009-03-13) (aged 82)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationStanford University (BA, MS, PhD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1945–1947
UnitUnited States Army Air Forces

Claude Stout Brinegar (December 16, 1926 – March 13, 2009) was an American politician. He was the third United States Secretary of Transportation serving from February 2, 1973 to February 1, 1975.[1] Brinegar had previously been an oil company executive. Brinegar was Secretary of Transportation during the 1973 oil crisis. In 1980-81, Brinegar was on Ronald Reagan's transition team.

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  1. "Biographical Sketches of the Secretaries of Transportation". U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Historian. Archived from the original on 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2006-06-07.

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