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Claude S. Brinegar

AKA Claude Stout Brinegar

Born: 16-Dec-1926
Birthplace: Rockport, CA
Died: 13-Mar-2009
Location of death: Palo Alto, CA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Transportation, 1973-75

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1945-47)

"So Claude Brinegar was appointed Secretary of Transportation because he was an Irish-Catholic, and two weeks after he was in office, he informed us he was a German Presbyterian." -- H. R. Haldeman

Wife: Elva Jackson (two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Claudia Berglund
Daughter: Meredith Cross
Son: Thomas Brinegar
Wife: Mary Katharine Potter (d.)
Wife: Karen Bartholomew (m. 1995, until his death)

    University: BA Economics, Stanford University (1950)
    University: MS Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University (1951)
    University: PhD Economic Research, Stanford University (1953)

    Unocal Vice Chairman (1989-94-)
    Unocal CFO (1986-89)
    Unocal EVP (1985-92)
    US Secretary of Transportation (1973-75)
    Unocal VP (1965-73)
    Unocal (1953-65)
    Member of the Board of Conrail (1990-98)
    Member of the Board of CSX (1998-)
    Member of the Board of Maxicare Health Plans Inc. (1991-)
    Member of the Board of Unocal
    American Petroleum Institute Board of Directors
    American Statistical Association
    German Ancestry


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