Hazel Reid O'Leary
|7th United States Secretary of Energy|
January 22, 1993 – January 20, 1997
|Preceded by||James D. Watkins|
|Succeeded by||Federico Peña|
|Born||May 17, 1937|
|Spouse(s)||John F. O'Leary (deceased)|
|Alma mater||Fisk University|
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Early life and education[change | change source]
Born Hazel Reid in Newport News, Virginia, she was the daughter of doctors Russell E. and Hazel Reid. She has two sisters, Edna Reid and Marina Morse; and two brothers, Louis and William Morse.
Marriage and family[change | change source]
Reid married John F. O'Leary on April 24, 1980. He was a former deputy energy secretary and died in 1987. They have a son named Carl.
Career[change | change source]
O'Leary worked as a prosecutor in New Jersey and later worked for the consulting/accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. During the Carter Administration, O'Leary was made assistant administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, general counsel of the Community Services Administration, and administrator of the Economic Regulatory Administration at the Department of Energy.
In 1981, O'Leary and her husband established the consulting firm of O'Leary & Associates, where she served as vice president and general counsel. From 1989 to 1993, she worked as an executive vice president of the Northern States Power Company.
James D. Watkins
| United States Secretary of Energy