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A designated Survivor is a member of the United States Cabinet who needs to be in a distant and undisclosed location when the President and other top leaders are gathered in a single location together.

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Who was the 2009 state of the union address designated survivor?

Charles Chaplin

Who was the 2011 designated survivor State of the Union address?

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Who was the designated survivor for the state of the union address for 2010?

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Hilary Clinton was also absent from the Address, as she was at a meeting in London. If all the attendees at the Address had been killed, she would have become President. However, since the public knew about this, another member of the Cabinet had to be the designated survivor.

When the president gives the State of the Union address who is the designated survivor?

It varies each year. Sometimes it is State or others in line.

Why is a designated survivor named?

There is a line of succession to the Presidency, so that if the President and the Vice President die, someone can succeed to the Presidency. After the Vice President, it would be the Speaker of the House, then the President pro tempore of the Senate, then the members of the Cabinet. The Secretary of State is the 4th in line to the Presidency; the Secretary of Homeland Security is 18th in line (as this department was the most recently created). Because the Vice President, the entire House and Senate, the Supreme Court and the Cabinet all attend the State of the Union Address, one member of the Cabinet does not attend and instead becomes the "designated survivor". The Designated Survivor is placed under maximum protection in another part of the country. This practice began during the Cold War, for obvious reasons.

Was Survivor Africa is the second season of Survivor?

Yes, Survivor Africa is the third season of the reality TV show Survivor.

What is the possessive form of survivor?

The possessive form of "survivor" is "survivor's."

Who got KICKED off not voted off of Survivor Samoa?

The contestants of Survivor Samoa were voted out in the following order: Marisa Calihan (Survivor: Samoa) Mike Borassi (Survivor: Samoa) Betsy Bolan (Survivor: Samoa) Ben Browning (Survivor: Samoa) Yasmin Giles (Survivor: Samoa) Ashley Trainer (Survivor: Samoa) Russell Swan (Survivor: Samoa) Liz Kim (Survivor: Samoa) Erik Cardona (Survivor: Samoa) Kelly Sharbaugh (Survivor: Samoa) Laura Morett (Survivor: Samoa) John Fincher (Survivor: Samoa) Dave Ball (Survivor: Samoa) Monica Padilla (Survivor: Samoa) Shambo Waters (Survivor: Samoa) Jaison Robinson (Survivor: Samoa) Brett Clouser (Survivor: Samoa) Mick Trimming (Survivor: Samoa) Russell Hantz (Survivor: Samoa) Runner Up Natalie White (Survivor: Samoa) Sole Survivor

Who were all of the Survivor contestants?

1. Survivor: Borneo Aired During: May 31, 2000-August 23, 20002. Survivor: Australian Outback Aired During: January 28-May 3, 20013. Survivor: Africa Aired During: October 11 2001-January 10, 20024. Survivor: Marquesas Aired During: February 28-May 19, 20025. Survivor: Thailand Aired During: September 19-December 19, 20026. Survivor: Amazon Aired During: February 13-May 11, 20037. Survivor: Pearl Island Aired During: September 18-December 14, 20038. Survivor: All-Stars Aired During: February 1-May 9, 20049. Survivor: Vanuatu Aired During: September 16-December 12, 200410. Survivor: Palau Aired During: February 17-May 15, 200511. Survivor: Guatemala Aired During: September 15-December 11, 200512. Survivor: Panama Exile Island Aired During: February 2-May14, 200613. Survivor: Cook Island Aired During: September 14-December 17, 200614. Survivor: Fiji Aired During: February 8-May 13, 200715. Survivor :China Aired During: September 20-December 16, 200716. Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites Aired During: (akaSurvivor: Micronesia) February 7-May 11, 200817. Survivor: Gabon Aired During: September 25-December 14, 200818. Survivor: Tocantins Aired During: February 12-May 17, 200919. Survivor: Samoa Aired During: September 17-December 20, 200920. Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Aired During: February 11-May16, 2010)21. Survivor: Nicaragua Aired During: September 15, 2010 - December 19, 201022: Survivor: Redemption Island Aired During: February 16, 2011 - May 15, 201123. Survivor: South Pacific September 2011.

Was Colby on the first survivor?

No, he was on the second survivor: Survivor Outback

What is the correct spelling of survivor?

The correct spelling is "survivor."