First black female presidential cabinet member?
Patricia Roberts Harris, who was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Jimmy Carter. She was later Secretary of Health and Human Services too.
My nation is Australia. Our first female cabinet member was Enid Lyons, in 1949. ________________________________________________________________
The first African American cabinet member was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Lyndon Johnson. His name is Robert C. Weaver.
being the first female cabinet member.
Frances Perkins became the Secretary of Labor in 1933 after Franklin Roosevelt named her to his cabinet.
Frances Perkins was Secretary of Labor for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, making her the first woman member of a presidential cabinet, in 1933.
No female Secretary of Labor was black and no black female cabinet member was Secretary of Labor.
She was the first female Cabinet member.
The first male African-American member of the Cabinet was Robert C. Weaver, appointed by Lyndon Johnson to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The first female African- American member of the Cabinet was Patricia Harris, appointed to the same position in 1977 by Jimmy Carter.
In 1933, a woman named Frances Perkins.
The first Black U.S. cabinet member: Robert C. Weaver, 1966–1968, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Lyndon Johnson; the first black female cabinet minister was Patricia Harris, 1977, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under Jimmy Carter.
Robert Weaver who was Secretary of HUD under LB Johnson was the first Black cabinet member in the US.
Robert C. Weaver was the first African American member of a presidential cabinet. He headed the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversaw federal housing programs.
Martin Van Buren, Secretary of State, was probably the most distinguished member of Jackson's first cabinet.
In Washington's cabinet, all 4 (Hamilton, Jefferson, Randolph, and Knox) were citizens of the United States because they were all around when the Constitution was ratified, therefore making them U.S. citizens. However, Alexander Hamilton was the only member not to actually be born in the United States. He was from Nevis, an island in the British West Indies.
Franklin Roosevelt named Frances Perkins Secretary of Labor in 1933. She stayed until he died, in 1945.
Victoria Woodhull, was the first presidential candidate in 1872
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In the United States, prospective administration cabinet members are first selected and nominated by the president. They must be confirmed by the senate before becoming a member of the president's cabinet.
First, as presidents begin their second term, they often change some of their cabinet members. But as of the end of 2012, there were five female cabinet secretaries, and three female cabinet-level advisers.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed the first female cabinet-member, Frances Perkins, as US Secretary of Labor. She served from 1933-1945.
The first black female cabinet minister was Patricia Harris who became Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1977, under Jimmy Carter.
Sara Palin ran for vice president in2008
Albert B. Fall was the first cabinet member to go to prison. He got in prison because of the Teapot Dome scandal, in which he accused of skimming about $400,000 from oil companies.
Lauro F. Cavazos Jr.
Yes - her name was Frances Perklins.
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She was the first woman to hold a presidential cabinet position.
I have not heard that exact term before, but I believe what it refers to is that Washington, being the first president, had to establish the entire presidential cabinet himself, as it is not dictated in the constitution.
Oscar S. Strauss , appointed Secretary of Commerce and Labor by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, was the first Jewish cabinet member in the United States. Judah P. Benjamin , was appointed in 1860 to be the Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States.
Lauro Cavazos was appointed in 1988 by Ronald Reagan
He appointed the first African American cabinet member.
Albert B. Fall
Robert C. Weaver
It was Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880 - May 14, 1965), born Fannie Coralie Perkins, was the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet.
The theory behind the passage of the Tenure of Office Act seemed to make sense, however, in reality it took away the proper power of a US president. The theory was that if a presidential appointment required the consent of the US senate, then the removal of such an appointment needed to be consented by the senate as well. Thinking about this leads one to ask, if the Senate had the power of the act… Read More
There were five. They were Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of War, Postmaster General, and Attorney General.
The first candidate was Hillary Clinton.