Elaine Duke

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Elaine Duke
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United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
In office
April 10, 2017[1] – April 15, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRussell Deyo (Acting)
Succeeded byClaire Grady (Acting)
United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Acting
In office
July 31, 2017[1] – December 6, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn F. Kelly
Succeeded byKirstjen Nielsen
Personal details
Born1958 (age 60–61)
Ohio, United States
EducationSouthern New Hampshire University (BS)
Chaminade University (MBA)

Elaine Costanzo Duke (born 1958) is an American civil servant. On January 30, 2017, she was nominated by President Donald Trump to become the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under John F. Kelly. She became acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security on July 31, 2017 when John F. Kelly assumed the office of White House Chief of Staff.[2]

On February 23, 2018, she announced plans to retire from her position as Deputy Secretary in April of the same year, after serving in the federal government of the U.S. for over thirty years.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Elaine C. Duke". United States Department of Homeland Security. August 8, 2017. Elaine Duke became the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 31, 2017. She was previously sworn in as the seventh Deputy Secretary of DHS on April 10, 2017.
  2. "Statement from Press Secretary Dave Lapan on Homeland Security Leadership". 2017-07-28.
  3. Politico. "Elaine Duke, Homeland Security deputy secretary, retires". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. CBS News. "Deputy DHS Secretary Elaine Duke retiring". Retrieved February 26, 2018.