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NIH 1998 Almanac/Historical Data/      

Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services*


Name Dates of Office
 
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Oveta Culp Hobby Apr. 11, 1953 July 31, 1955
Marion B. Folsom Aug. 1, 1955 July 31, 1958
Arthur S.Flemming Aug. 1, 1958 Jan. 1, 1961
Abraham A. Ribicoff Jan. 20, 1961 July 13, 1962
Anthony J. Celebrezze July 31, 1962 Aug. 17, 1965
John W. Gardner Aug. 18, 1965 Feb. 29, 1968
Wilbur J. Cohen May 9, 1968 Jan. 19, 1969
Robert H. Finch Jan. 22, 1969 June 24, 1970
Elliott L. Richardson June 24, 1970 Jan. 29, 1973
Caspar W. Weinberger Feb. 12, 1973 Aug. 10, 1975
David Mathews Aug. 8, 1975 Jan. 20, 1977
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Jan. 26, 1977 July 19, 1979
Patricia Roberts Harris July 27, 1979 Jan. 19, 1981
Richard S. Schweiker Jan. 22, 1981 Feb. 3, 1983
Margaret M. Heckler Mar. 9, 1983 Dec. 12, 1985
Otis R. Bowen Dec. 13, 1985 Jan. 20, 1989
Louis Sullivan Mar. 1, 1989 January 1993
Donna Shalala Jan. 22, 1993  
* Name changed from Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on May 14, 1980; separate Department of Education formed.


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