United States Secretary of Transportation

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United States
Secretary of Transportation
Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.svg
Official Seal
Elaine Chao large.jpg
Incumbent
Elaine Chao

since January 31, 2017
Formation October 15, 1966
First holder Alan Stephenson Boyd
Succession Fourteenth
Website www.dot.gov

The United States Secretary of Transportation is the head of the United States Department of Transportation. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The current Secretary is Elaine Chao.

Secretaries of Transportation[change | change source]

No. Name Term of Offices President(s) served under
1 Alan Stephenson Boyd January 16, 1967 – January 20, 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
2 John A. Volpe January 22, 1969 – February 1, 1973 Richard Nixon
3 Claude Brinegar February 2, 1973 – February 1, 1975 Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
4 William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. March 7, 1975 – January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
5 Brock Adams January 23, 1979 – July 20, 1979 Jimmy Carter
6 Neil Goldschmidt August 15, 1979 – January 20, 1981
7 Drew Lewis January 23, 1981 – February 1, 1983 Ronald Reagan
8 Elizabeth Dole February 7, 1983 – September 30, 1987
9 James H. Burnley IV December 2, 1987 – January 30, 1989
10 Samuel K. Skinner February 6, 1989 – December 13, 1991 George H. W. Bush
11 Andrew Card February 24, 1992 – January 20, 1993
12 Federico Peña January 21, 1993 – February 14, 1997 Bill Clinton
13 Rodney E. Slater February 14, 1997 – January 20, 2001
14 Norman Mineta January 25, 2001 – July 7, 2006 George W. Bush
15 Mary E. Peters October 17, 2006 – January 20, 2009
16 Ray LaHood January 23, 2009 – July 2, 2013 Barack Obama
17 Anthony Foxx July 2, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Acting Michael Huerta January 20, 2017 – January 31, 2017 Donald Trump
18 Elaine Chao January 31, 2017 – present