Deputy Secretary of Energy
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Incumbent
David Turk

since March 25, 2021
United States Department of Energy
Member ofU. S. Department of Energy
Reports toU. S. Secretary of Energy
SeatWashington, D.C., United States
AppointerThe President
Websitewww.energy.gov

The deputy secretary of energy is a high-ranking position within the United States Department of Energy. The Deputy Secretary is the second-highest-ranking official of the Department and assists the secretary of energy in the supervision and direction of the Department. The Deputy Secretary succeeds the Secretary in their absence, sickness, or unavailability.

The Deputy Secretary is appointed by the President with the consent of the United States Senate to serve at the request of the President.

The current Deputy Secretary is David Turk who was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 98-2 on March 24, 2021.

History

The position of deputy secretary of energy was formed on October 1, 1977, with the creation of the Department of Energy when President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Energy Organization Act.[1]

Deputy secretaries of energy

No. Image Name Took office Left office
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John F. O'Leary[2] October 21, 1977 September 30, 1979
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John C. Sawhill October 4, 1979 October 8, 1980
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Lynn Coleman December 23, 1980 January 20, 1981
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W. Kenneth Davis May 14, 1981 January 13, 1983
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Danny J. Boggs November 3, 1983 March 25, 1986
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William Flynn Martin June 6, 1986 June 6, 1988
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Joseph F. Salgado May 21, 1988 January 20, 1989
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W. Henson Moore April 12, 1989 January 31, 1992
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Linda Stuntz January 31, 1992 January 22, 1993
10
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William H. White June 26, 1993 January 20, 1995
11
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Charles B. Curtis August 1995 May 1997
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Betsy Moler 1997 2001
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Frank Blake June 1, 2001 April 2002
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Kyle E. McSlarrow November 27, 2002 February 2005
15
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Clay Sell March 17, 2005 February 29, 2008
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Jeffrey Kupfer
Acting
March 1, 2008 January 20, 2009
17
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Daniel Poneman May 18, 2009 October 5, 2014
18
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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall October 10, 2014 January 20, 2017
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Dan Brouillette August 8, 2017 December 4, 2019
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Mark Menezes December 4, 2019 (Acting) August 4, 2020 (Acting)
August 4, 2020 January 20, 2021
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David Turk March 25, 2021 Present

References

  1. ^ "Origins". U.S. Department of Energy. Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
  2. ^ Terrence R. Fehner; Jack M. Hall, Department of Energy 1997-1994, a summary history (PDF)