United States Secretary of the Interior

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United States
Secretary of the Interior
Seal of the United States Department of the Interior.svg
Official Seal
Ryan Zinke official portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Ryan Zinke

since March 1, 2017
Formation March 8, 1849
First holder Thomas Ewing
Succession Eighth
Website www.doi.gov

The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The Secretary typically comes from a western state; only one of the last 16 Secretaries is not identified with a state lying west of the Mississippi River. The Secretary of the Interior is eighth in the United States presidential line of succession.

Secretaries of the Interior[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "About Secretary Jewell". U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved 23 May 2013.