Republican politician who served as the Governor of Idaho from 1999 to 2006. He previously served as a US Senator from 1993 to 1999 and as the Mayor of Boise from 1986 to 1993.
He graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Political Science in 1975.
He holds the record for protecting the fewest amount of species over his tenure than any other Interior Secretary in United States history.
He has two children with his wife Patricia.
He was appointed the 49th United States Secretary of the Interior by President George W. Bush in 2006.