Richard Edmund Lyng

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Richard Edmund Lyng
Richard E. Lyng, 22nd Secretary of Agriculture, March 1986 - January 1989. - Flickr - USDAgov.jpg
22nd United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
March 7, 1986 – January 20, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn R. Block
Succeeded byClayton K. Yeutter
Personal details
Born(1918-06-29)June 29, 1918
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedFebruary 1, 2003(2003-02-01) (aged 84)
Modesto, California, United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bethyl Lyng
ChildrenJeannette Lyng Robinson
Marilyn Lyng O'Connell
ParentsEdmund John Lyng
Sara McGrath Lyng
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II

Richard Edmund Lyng (June 29, 1918 – February 1, 2003) was an American politician. As a Republican, he served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture between 1986 and 1989 under the Ronald Reagan administration.

Lyng died of complications from Parkinson's disease in Modesto, California, on February 1, 2003.

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