Juanita M. Kreps

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Juanita M. Kreps
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24th United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
January 23, 1977 – October 31, 1979
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byElliot Richardson
Succeeded byPhilip Klutznick
Personal details
Born
Clara Juanita Morris

(1921-01-11)January 11, 1921
Lynch, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJuly 5, 2010(2010-07-05) (aged 89)
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Clifton Kreps
Children3
EducationBerea College (BA)
Duke University (MA, PhD)

Clara Juanita Morris Kreps (January 11, 1921 – July 5, 2010)[1] was an American economist, educator and businesswoman. She was the 24th United States Secretary of Commerce under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1979. She was a Democrat and was the first female U.S. Secretary of Commerce.[2][3]

Kreps died on July 5, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina from problems caused by Alzheimer's disease at the age of 89.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "[UPDATED] Juanita Kreps, former Duke Professor, U.S. Secretary, Dies". Archived from the original on 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  2. McFadden, Robert D. (7 July 2010). "Juanita M. Kreps, Commerce Secretary, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  3. "Juanita M. Kreps dies at 89; first female secretary of Commerce". Los Angeles Times. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2010.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. McFadden, Robert D. (7 July 2010). "Juanita M. Kreps, Commerce Secretary, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 July 2010.