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Patricia Roberts Harris
|1st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
May 4, 1980 – January 20, 1981
|Preceded by||Herself (Health, Education, and Welfare)|
|Succeeded by||Richard Schweiker|
|13th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare|
August 3, 1979 – May 4, 1980
|Preceded by||Joseph A. Califano Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Herself (Health and Human Services)
Shirley Hufstedler (Education)
|6th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
January 23, 1977 – September 10, 1979
|Preceded by||Carla Anderson Hills|
|Succeeded by||Moon Landrieu|
|United States Ambassador to Luxembourg|
September 7, 1965 – September 22, 1967
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||William R. Rivkin|
|Succeeded by||George J. Feldman|
May 31, 1924
Mattoon, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||March 23, 1985
Washington, D.C., U.S.
William Harris (m. 1955–1984)
|Education||Howard University (BA)
University of Chicago
American University (MS)
George Washington University (JD)
Patricia Roberts Harris (May 31, 1924 – March 23, 1985) served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the last United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the first United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the administration of President Jimmy Carter. She was the first African American woman to serve as a United States Ambassador, representing the U.S. in Luxembourg under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and the first to enter the line of succession to the Presidency.
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