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Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor for George W. Bush was of Chinese descent and is the first of Asian ancestry.

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Who was the first African American 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.

Which us president appointed the first African American cabinet member?

Barack Obama

What did Lyndon Johnson do while in office?

He appointed the first African American cabinet member.

Who appointed Patricia Roberts Harris to serve in cabinet?

US President Jimmy Carter appointed her secretary of housing and urban development in 1977. She was the first African American woman to join the Cabinet.

How was the first female to appointed the presidents cabinet?

Frances Perkins

Who appointed the first women to the Cabinet?

FDR appointed Frances Perkins as the Secretary of Labor in 1933.

What did Lyndon B. Johnson do while he was in office?

He lowered the poverty rate He appointed the first African American cabinet member. He increased median African American income.

Which president created the first four cabinet positions?

George Washington appointed people to fill the first four cabinet positions.

President who appointed first Hispanic cabinet member?

Ronald Reagan

Who was the first woman to be appointed to a cabinet position?

Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880 - May 14, 1965), was appointed Secretary of Labor by FDR in 1933 and so became the first female cabinet secretary.

Why did the first president create the cabinet?

The Cabinet was created by George Washington, the first President of the United States. He appointed four Cabinet members to help him in fulfill his responsibilities and give him advice.

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