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“Wait, Who is That?”: Obama’s Appointed Cabinet Members in 2013

Let’s face it–it can be hard to keep track of all of the old and new names being mentioned in the press.

Here’s a recap of the cabinet members President Obama has appointed thus far in 2013:


By United States Department of State (Department of State) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Department of State: Secretary John Kerry

Replacing: Hilary Rodham Clinton

Sworn In: February 1, 2013

Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel

Replacing: Leon Panetta

Sworn In: February 27, 2013

Department of the Treasury: Secretary Jacob J. Lew

Replacing:Timothy Geithner

Sworn In: February 28, 2013

White House Chief of Staff: Denis McDonough

Replacing: Jacob J. Lew

Sworn In: February 28, 2013


Congress Approval in Progress

Department of the Interior: Sally Jewell

Current Secretary of the Interior: Kenneth L. Salazar

Nominated: February 6, 2013

Department of Energy: Ernest J. Moniz

Current Secretary of Energy: Steven Chu

Nominated: March 4, 2013

Environmental Protection Agency: Gina McCarthy

Acting Administrator: Robert Perciasepe

Nominated: March 4, 2013

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