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HUD Secretaries

The current Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is Shaun Donovan. The Department has had 14 prior secretaries and they are listed below.

Robert C. Weaver Jan. 18, 1966 - Dec. 18, 1968
Robert C. Wood Robert Wood, Under Secretary under Weaver, served between Weaver and Romney with a recess appointment from President Johnson, who sent his nomination to the Senate. It was never acted on, and, therefore, he was never sworn in as Secretary.
George W. Romney Jan 22, 1969 - Jan 20, 1973
James T. Lynn Feb 2, 1973 - Feb 5, 1975
Carla A. Hills Mar 10, 1975 - Jan 20, 1977
Patricia R. Harris Jan 23, 1977 - Sept 10, 1979
Moon Landrieu Sept 24, 1979 - Jan 20, 1981
Samuel R. Pierce, Jr. Jan 23, 1981 - Jan 20, 1989
Jack F. Kemp Feb 13, 1989 - Jan 19, 1993
Henry G. Cisneros Jan 22, 1993 - Jan 19, 1997
Andrew M. Cuomo Jan 29, 1997 - Jan 20, 2001
Mel Martinez Jan 24, 2001 - Dec 12, 2003
Alphonso Jackson Mar 31, 2004 - Apr 18, 2008
Steve Preston Jun 5, 2008 - Jan 20, 2009

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