Secretaries of Commerce

Department of Commerce Seal An independent Department of Commerce was established in 1913, when the Department of Commerce and Labor was divided into two separate agencies.

The composition of the department has changed many times over the years, but in 2003 included the following bureaus: Bureau of Industry and Security, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census, Economic Development Administration, International Trade Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Patent and Trademark Office, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Technical Information Service.

Term of Service
Secretary
Home State
Administration
1913 - 1919
William C. Redfield New York Wilson
1919 - 1921
Joshua W. Alexander Missouri Wilson
1921 - 1923
Herbert C. Hoover California Harding
1923 - 1928
Herbert C. Hoover California Coolidge
1928 - 1929
William F. Whiting Massachusetts Coolidge
1929 - 1932
Robert P. Lamont Illinois Hoover
1932 - 1933
Roy D. Chapin Michigan Hoover
1933 - 1938
Daniel C. Roper South Carolina F.D. Roosevelt
1938 - 1940
Harry Hopkins New York F.D. Roosevelt
1940 - 1945
Jesse Jones Texas F.D. Roosevelt
1945
Henry A. Wallace Iowa F.D. Roosevelt
1945 - 1947
Henry A. Wallace Iowa Truman
1947 - 1948
W. Averell Harriman New York Truman
1948 - 1953
Charles Sawyer Ohio Truman
1953 - 1958
Sinclair Weeks Massachusetts Eisenhower
1958 - 1959
Lewis L. Strauss New York Eisenhower
1959 - 1961
Frederick H. Mueller Michigan Eisenhower
1961 - 1963
Luther H. Hodges North Carolina Kennedy
1963 - 1965
Luther H. Hodges North Carolina L.B. Johnson
1965 - 1967
John T. Conner New Jersey L.B. Johnson
1967 - 1968
Alex B. Trowbridge New Jersey L.B. Johnson
1968 - 1969
Cyrus R. Smith New York L.B. Johnson
1969 - 1972
Maurice H. Stans Minnesota Nixon
1972 - 1973
Peter G. Peterson Illinois Nixon
1973 - 1974
Frederick B. Dent South Carolina Nixon
1974 - 1975
Frederick B. Dent South Carolina Ford
1975
Rogers C.B. Morton Maryland Ford
1975 - 1977
Elliot L. Richardson Massachusetts Ford
1977 - 1979
Juanita M. Kreps North Carolina Carter
1979 - 1981
Phillip M. Klutznick Illinois Carter
1981 - 1987
Malcolm Baldrige Connecticut Reagan
1987 - 1989
C. William Verity, Jr. Ohio Reagan
1989 - 1991
Robert A. Mosbacher Texas G.H.W. Bush
1991 - 1993
Barbara H. Franklin Pennsylvania G.H.W. Bush
1993 - 1996
Ronald H. Brown Washington, D.C. Clinton
1996 - 1997
Mickey Cantor California Clinton
1997 - 2000
William Daley Illinois Clinton
2000 - 2001
Norman Y. Mineta California Clinton
2001 - 2004
Donald L. Evans Texas G.W. Bush
2004-2008
Carlos Gutierrez Michigan G.W. Bush

See cabinet officers sorted by administration.

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce
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Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce
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Interstate Commerce Act of 1887
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