Kevin Haugrud

Kevin [1] Haugrud was the acting United States Secretary of the Interior, serving since the end of the Obama administration on January 20, 2017 until the swearing in of Ryan Zinke on March 1, 2017. Until becoming Acting Secretary, Haugrud was deputy solicitor of the Department of the Interior.[2]

On December 13, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump picked Ryan Zinke as his nominee for the position of Interior Secretary.[3]

Jack Haugrud
United States Secretary of the Interior
Acting
In office
January 20, 2017 – March 1, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySally Jewell
Succeeded byRyan Zinke

References

  1. ^ Politico
  2. ^ CNN.com
  3. ^ Vogel, Kenneth; Severns, Maggie (December 13, 2016). "Trump selects Zinke as interior secretary". Politico. Washington, DC. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sally Jewell
United States Secretary of the Interior
Acting

2017
Succeeded by
Ryan Zinke
Cabinet of Donald Trump

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United States Secretary of the Interior

The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the United States Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior in the United States is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources; it oversees such agencies as the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Park Service. The Secretary also serves on and appoints the private citizens on the National Park Foundation board. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The U.S. Department of the Interior should not be confused with the Ministries of the Interior as used in many other countries. Ministries of the Interior in these other countries correspond primarily to the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. Cabinet and secondarily to the Department of Justice.

Because the policies and activities of the Department of the Interior and many of its agencies have a substantial impact in the Western United States, the Secretary of the Interior has typically come from a western state; only two of the individuals to hold the office since 1949 have not been from a state lying west of the Mississippi River. The current Interior Secretary is David Bernhardt, who held the office in an acting capacity until April 2019. He succeeded Ryan Zinke who resigned on January 2, 2019.

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