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The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet, and 16th in line of United States presidential line of succession. The United States Secretary of Education deals with Education policy.

The Secretary is advised by the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, an advisory committee, on "matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education."

The current Secretary of Education is Arne Duncan.

List of Secretaries of Education

No. Name Portrait State of residence Took office Left office President served under
1 Shirley Hufstedler Californiamarker November 30, 1979 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
2 Terrel Bell Utahmarker January 22, 1981 January 20, 1985 Ronald Reagan
3 William J. Bennett New Yorkmarker February 6, 1985 1988
4 Lauro Cavazos Texasmarker September 20, 1988 December 12, 1990 Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush
5 Lamar Alexander Tennesseemarker March 22, 1991 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
6 Richard Riley South Carolinamarker January 21, 1993 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
7 Roderick Paige Texasmarker January 20, 2001 January 20, 2005 George W. Bush
8 Margaret Spellings Texasmarker January 20, 2005 January 20, 2009
9 Arne Duncan Illinoismarker January 21, 2009 present Barack Obama


Living Former Secretaries of Education



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