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Elaine Chao

Elaine ChaoAKA Elaine Lan Chao

Born: 26-Mar-1953
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Labor, 2001-09

George W. Bush's second choice for Labor Secretary, after Linda Chavez dropped out. Described by George Will as "slender as a stiletto, and as steely."

Father: James S.C. Chao
Mother: Ruth Mu-Lan Chu
Husband: Mitch McConnell (US Senator)
Daughter: Elly
Daughter: Claire
Daughter: Porter

    High School: Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
    University: BA Economics, Mount Holyoke College (1975)
    University: MBA, Harvard Business School
    University: MIT
    University: Dartmouth College
    University: Columbia University

    US Secretary of Labor (2001-09)
    United Way President and CEO (1992-96)
    Peace Corps Director (1991-92)
    US Transportation Department Deputy Secretary (1989)
    US Transportation Department Chairman, US Maritime Commission (1988-89)
    US Transportation Department Deputy Administrator, US Maritime Administration (1986)
    White House Fellows (1983-84)
    Alfalfa Club (2007)
    Bluegrass Committee
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Council on Foreign Relations
    George W. Bush for President
    The Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow 1996-2001
    Independent Women's Forum National Advisory Board
    W Stands for Women 2004
    Bush Pioneer 2000
    Funeral: Katharine Graham (2001)
    Wedding: Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton (2017)
    Chinese Ancestry

    To The Contrary Panelist

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