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Shirley Hufstedler

Shirley Hufstedler
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 24, 1925(age 89)
Place of birthDenver, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materUniversity of New Mexico
Stanford University
ProfessionLawyer
1st United States Secretary of Education
In officeNovember 30, 1979 - January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Succeeded byTerrel Bell
Preceded byPosition established
Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In officeSeptember 12, 1968 - November 30, 1979
Nominated byLyndon Johnson
Succeeded byRobert Boochever
Preceded bySeat established

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Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler (born August 24, 1925) is an American lawyer who served as the first United States Secretary of Education, under President Jimmy Carter.

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Dubuque Telegraph Herald--In 1979, President Jimmy Carter announced his choice of federal appeals judge -Shirley Hufstedler- to head the newly created Department of Education. ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 15:12:55 GMT+00:00

Legal offices
New seatJudge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1968 - 1979
Succeeded by
Kermit Lipez
Political offices
New officeUnited States Secretary of Education
1979 - 1981
Succeeded by
Terrel Bell

United States Secretaries of Education

Hufstedler * Bell * Bennett * Cavazos * Alexander * Riley * Paige * Spellings * Duncan

Carter cabinet

Cabinet
Secretary of StateCyrus Vance (1977 1980) * Edmund Muskie (1980 1981)
Secretary of the TreasuryW. Michael Blumenthal (1977 1979) * G. William Miller (1979 1981)
Secretary of DefenseHarold Brown (1977 1981)
Attorney GeneralGriffin Bell (1977 1979) * Benjamin R. Civiletti (1979 1981)
Secretary of the InteriorCecil D. Andrus (1977 1981)
Secretary of AgricultureRobert Bergland (1977 1981)
Secretary of CommerceJuanita M. Kreps (1977 1979) * Philip M. Klutznick (1979 1981)
Secretary of LaborRay Marshall (1977 1981)
Secretary of Health, Education and WelfareJoseph A. Califano, Jr. (1977 1979) * Patricia Roberts Harris (1979 1979)
Secretary of Health and Human ServicesPatricia Roberts Harris (1979 1981)
Secretary of EducationShirley M. Hufstedler (1979 1981)
Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPatricia Roberts Harris (1977 1979) * Maurice "Moon" Landrieu (1979 1981)
Secretary of TransportationBrock Adams (1977 1979) * Neil E. Goldschmidt (1979 1981)
Secretary of EnergyJames R. Schlesinger (1977 1979) * Charles Duncan, Jr. (1979 1981)
Cabinet-level
Vice PresidentWalter Mondale (1977 1981)
Ambassador to the United NationsAndrew Young (1977 1979) * Donald McHenry (1979 1981)
Director of the Office of
Management and Budget
Thomas "Bert" Lance (1977) * James T. McIntyre (1978 1981)
Chair of the Council of Economic AdvisersCharles Schultze (1977 1981)
Advisor to the
President on National Security Affairs
Zbigniew Brzezinski (1977 1981)



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