United States Secretary of Labor

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United States
Secretary of Labor
Seal of the United States Department of Labor.svg
Official Seal
Alexander Acosta official photo.jpg
Incumbent
Alexander Acosta

since April 28, 2017
Formation March 6, 1913
First holder William B. Wilson
Succession Eleventh
Website www.dol.gov

The United States Secretary of Labor is the head of the Department of Labor who exercises control over the department and enforces and suggests laws involving unions, the workplace and all other issues involving any form of business-person controversies.

List of Secretaries of Labor[change | change source]

This is a complete list of all past and present Secretaries of Labor.

Parties

      Democratic (12)       Republican (15)

No. Portrait Name State of Residence Took Office Left Office President(s)
1 Wilson William B. Wilson Pennsylvania March 6, 1913 March 4, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
2 Davis James J. Davis Pennsylvania March 5, 1921 November 30, 1930 Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
3 Doak William N. Doak Virginia December 9, 1930 March 4, 1933
4 Perkins Frances Perkins New York March 4, 1933 June 30, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
5 Schwellenbach Lewis B. Schwellenbach Washington July 1, 1945 June 10, 1948
6 Tobin Maurice J. Tobin Massachusetts August 13, 1948 January 20, 1953
7 Durkin Martin P. Durkin Maryland January 21, 1953 September 10, 1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower
8 Mitchell James P. Mitchell New Jersey October 9, 1953 January 20, 1961
9 Goldberg Arthur Goldberg Illinois January 21, 1961 September 20, 1962 John F. Kennedy
10 Wirtz W. Willard Wirtz Illinois September 25, 1962 January 20, 1969
Lyndon B. Johnson
11 Shultz George P. Shultz Illinois January 22, 1969 July 1, 1970 Richard Nixon
12 Hodgson James D. Hodgson California July 2, 1970 February 1, 1973
13 Brennan Peter J. Brennan New York February 2, 1973 March 15, 1975
Gerald Ford
14 Dunlop John T. Dunlop Massachusetts March 18, 1975 January 31, 1976
15 Usery William Usery Georgia February 10, 1976 January 20, 1977
16 Marshall Ray Marshall Texas January 27, 1977 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
17 Donovan Raymond J. Donovan New Jersey February 4, 1981 March 15, 1985 Ronald Reagan
18 Brock Bill Brock Tennessee April 29, 1985 October 31, 1987
19 McLaughlin Ann Dore McLaughlin District of Columbia December 17, 1987 January 20, 1989
20 Dole Elizabeth Dole Kansas January 25, 1989 November 23, 1990 George H. W. Bush
21 Martin Lynn M. Martin Illinois February 22, 1991 January 20, 1993
22 Reich Robert Reich Massachusetts January 22, 1993 January 20, 1997 Bill Clinton
23 Herman Alexis Herman Alabama May 1, 1997 January 20, 2001
24 Chao Elaine Chao Kentucky January 29, 2001 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
25 Solis Hilda Solis California February 24, 2009 January 22, 2013 Barack Obama
26 Perez Tom Perez Maryland July 23, 2013 January 20, 2017
Hugler Ed Hugler Pennsylvania January 20, 2017 April 28, 2017 Donald Trump
27 Acosta Alexander Acosta Florida April 28, 2017