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President Harry S. Truman's Cabinet

Terms of Office (1945 - 1953)

PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN'S CABINET
TERMS OF OFFICE
1945 - 1953

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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

AGRICULTURE

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

 

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Department of the Air Force (USAF)

AIR FORCE

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

Department of the Army (USA)

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ARMY

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

 

Department of Commerce (DOC)

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COMMERCE

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

Department of Defense (DOD)

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DEFENSE

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

Department of the Interior (DOI)

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INTERIOR

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

Department of Justice (DOJ)

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JUSTICE

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

Department of Labor (DOL)

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LABOR

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

Department of the Navy (USN)

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SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

See: United States Postal Service (USPS)

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POST OFFICE

POSTMASTER GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

  • 09/11/40 (held over from FDR): Walker, Frank C. (Comerford) [1886-1959]
    resigned 05/02/45, effective 06/30/45

    Biographical Sketch
  • 06/30/45 (sworn in): Hannegan, Robert E. (Emmet) [1903-1949]
    nominated 05/02/45
    confirmed 05/07/45
    resigned 11/24/47, effective 12/01/47

    Biographical Sketch
  • 12/16/47 (sworn in): Donaldson, Jesse M. (Monroe) [1885-1970]
    nominated 11/24/47
    confirmed 12/15/47, reconfirmed 02/07/49 (the Postmaster General serves for only one presidential term, as distinguished from the other Cabinet officers who serve at the will of the President, and thus was required to be confirmed by the Senate each presidential term)
    served until 01/20/53

    Biographical Sketch

Department of State (DOS)

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STATE

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF:

Department of the Treasury

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TREASURY

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE:

See: Department of Defense (DOD)

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WAR

SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF: