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Obama Administration Cabinet Secretaries

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmations_of_Barack_Obama's_Cabinet)
Only confirmed nominees are included.
Some service year numbers have been rounded up.
Department Secretaries in parentheses -e.g. "(Defense)"- served their terms after the Secretaries above them.
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Department
Years Served
Previous Job(s)
Answer
Agriculture
8
Iowa Governor
Tom Vilsack
Commerce
2
Washington Governor
Gary Locke
(Commerce)
1.5
Edison International President; Boeing Director
John Bryson
(Commerce)
4
Billionaire Investor
Penny Pritzker
Defense
2
holdover Defense Secretary
Robert Gates
(Defense)
1.5
California Congressman; CIA Director
Leon Panetta
(Defense)
2
Nebraska Senator
Chuck Hagel
(Defense)
2
Assistant Secretary of Defense; Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ash Carter
Education
7
Chicago Public Schools CEO
Arne Duncan
(Education)
1
New York State Education Commissioner
John King Jr.
Energy
4
Physics Nobel Laureate; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director
Steven Chu
(Energy)
4
Office of Science & Technology Associate Director; Under Secretary of Energy
Ernest Moniz
Health & Human Services
5.5
Kansas Governor
Kathleen Sebelius
(Health & Human Services)
2.5
Deputy White House Chief of Staff; Office of Management & Budget Director
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Homeland Security
4.5
Arizona Governor
Janet Napolitano
(Homeland Security)
3
Air Force General Counsel; Defense Department General Counsel
Jeh Johnson
Housing & Urban Development
5.5
New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Shaun Donovan
(Housing & Urban Development)
2.5
San Antonio Mayor
Julian Castro
Interior
4
Colorado Senator
Ken Salazar
(Interior)
4
CEO of REI
Sally Jewell
Justice
6
D.C. District Court Judge; U.S. Attorney, D.C.
Eric Holder
(Justice)
2
Board Member, New York Federal Reserve Bank; U.S. Attorney, New York Eastern District
Loretta Lynch
Labor
4
California Congresswoman
Hilda Solis
(Labor)
4
Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
Tom Perez
State
4
New York Senator
Hillary Clinton
(State)
4
Massachusetts Senator
John Kerry
Transportation
4
Illinois Congressman
Ray LaHood
(Transportation)
4
Charlotte Mayor
Anthony Fox
Treasury
4
New York Federal Reserve Bank President
Timothy Geithner
(Treasury)
4
Office of Management & Budget Director; White House Chief of Staff
Jack Lew
Veterans Affairs
5.5
Army Chief of Staff
Eric Shinseki
(Veterans Affairs)
2.5
Proctor & Gamble Chair, President, and CEO
Robert McDonald
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