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US Secretary of Education


Chief officer of the US Education Department. Previously grouped with the office of US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

30-Nov-1979 20-Jan-1981 Shirley Hufstedler (under Jimmy Carter)
22-Jan-1981 20-Jan-1985 Terrel H. Bell (under Ronald Reagan)
6-Feb-1985 1988 William Bennett (under Ronald Reagan)
20-Sep-1988 12-Dec-1990 Lauro F. Cavazos (under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush)
22-Mar-1991 20-Jan-1993 Lamar Alexander (under George H.W. Bush)
21-Jan-1993 20-Jan-2001 Richard W. Riley (under Bill Clinton)
20-Jan-2001 24-Jan-2005 Rod Paige (under George W. Bush)
24-Jan-2005 20-Jan-2009 Margaret Spellings (under George W. Bush)
21-Jan-2009 1-Jan-2016 Arne Duncan (under Barack Obama)
14-Mar-2016 20-Jan-2017 John King, Jr. (under Barack Obama)
7-Feb-2017 -- Betsy DeVos (under Donald Trump)

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