United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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United States
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Seal of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.svg
Official Seal
Ben Carson official portrait as HUD secretary.jpg
Incumbent
Ben Carson

since March w, 2017
Formation September 9, 1965
First holder Robert C. Weaver
Succession Fifteenth
Website www.hud.gov

The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concerned with urban housing matters. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. Ben Carson is currently serving as Secretary.

On January 13, 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed to the position.

Chronological list[change | change source]

Parties

      Democratic (8)       Republican (9)

Status

     Denotes acting Secretary

No. Portrait Name State of Residence Took Office Left Office President(s)
1 Robert C. Weaver.jpg Robert C. Weaver New York January 18, 1966 December 18, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
2 Robert C. Wood, the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.jpg Robert C. Wood Massachusetts January 7, 1969 January 20, 1969
3 George W. Romney official portrait.jpg George W. Romney Michigan January 22, 1969 January 20, 1973 Richard Nixon
4 James Thomas Lynn official portrait.jpg James T. Lynn Ohio February 2, 1973 February 5, 1975
Gerald Ford
5 Carla A. Hills official portrait.jpg Carla A. Hills California March 10, 1975 January 20, 1977
6 Patricia R. Harris official portrait.jpg Patricia R. Harris District of Columbia January 23, 1977 September 10, 1979 Jimmy Carter
7 Moon Landrieu official portrait.jpg Maurice E. Landrieu Louisiana September 24, 1979 January 20, 1981
8 Samuel Pierce official portrait.jpg Samuel R. Pierce New York January 23, 1981 January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
No image.svg J. Michael Dorsey
Acting
January 20, 1989 February 13, 1989 George H. W. Bush
9 Jack Kemp official portrait.jpg Jack F. Kemp New York February 13, 1989 January 20, 1993
10 Henry Cisneros official portrait.jpg Henry G. Cisneros Texas January 22, 1993 January 20, 1997 Bill Clinton
11 HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo.jpg Andrew M. Cuomo New York January 29, 1997 January 20, 2001
No image.svg William C. Apgar
Acting
January 20, 2001 January 24, 2001 George W. Bush
12 Mel Martinez official portrait.jpg Mel Martinez Florida January 24, 2001 December 12, 2003
13 Alphonso Jackson official portrait.jpg Alphonso Jackson Texas December 12, 2003 April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004 April 18, 2008
Roy Bernardi.jpg Roy A. Bernardi
Acting
New York April 18, 2008 June 4, 2008
14 Steve Preston HUD.jpg Steve Preston Illinois June 4, 2008 January 20, 2009
MontgomeryBrian.jpg Brian D. Montgomery
Acting
January 20, 2009 January 26, 2009 Barack Obama
15 Shaun Donovan.jpg Shaun Donovan New York January 26, 2009 July 28, 2014
16 Julián Castro's Official HUD Portrait.jpg Julian Castro Texas July 28, 2014 January 20, 2017
Craig Clemmensen.jpg Craig Clemmensen
Acting
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017 Donald Trump
17 HUD Secretary, Ben Carson (cropped).jpg Ben Carson Florida March 2, 2017 Present

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