United States Secretary of the Interior

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United States Secretary of the Interior
Seal of the Department of the Interior
Flag of the Secretary of the Interior
Deb Haaland

since March 16, 2021
United States Department of the Interior
StyleMr. Secretary
The Honorable
Member ofCabinet
Reports toPresident of the United States
SeatWashington, D.C.
AppointerPresident of the United States
with Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrument43 U.S.C. § 1451
FormationMarch 3, 1849; 175 years ago (1849-03-03)
First holderThomas Ewing
DeputyUnited States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
SalaryExecutive Schedule, Level I

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. "3 U.S. Code § 19 - Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act".
  2. "About Secretary Jewell". U.S. Department of the Interior. Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013.