Samuel Wright Bodman III was an American businessman, engineer, and politician who served as the 11th United States Secretary of Energy during the George W. Bush administration, from 2005 to 2009. He was also, at different times, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and the Deputy Secretary of Commerce. In December 2004, Bodman was nominated to replace Spencer Abraham as the Energy Secretary and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on January 31, 2005. During his tenure, he oversaw the security problems at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a budget in excess of $23 billion and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees.
|Born:||Samuel Wright Bodman III, November 26, 1938, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||September 7, 2018, El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|Spouse(s):||Diane Petrella Barber|
|Education:||Cornell University (BSc), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc, DSc)|
|President:||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by:||Spencer Abraham|
|Succeeded by:||Steven Chu|
About Samuel Bodman
Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2005 until 2009.
He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and the Sphinx Head Society at Cornell University, where he studied Chemical Engineering.
While head of the Department of Energy he had a budget of $23 billion and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees under him.
He has three children with his wife M. Diane Bodman.
He was appointed the 11th United States Secretary of Energy by President George W. Bush in 2005.
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