Elaine Chao

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Birthday
26, 1953
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
China

About

First Asian-American woman and first Chinese- American to be appointed to a President's cabinet. George W. Bush appointed her the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor in 2001; she was the only cabinet member to serve Bush for the duration of his administration.

Before Fame

Her father moved to the U.S. on a scholarship and saved up for three years to pay for the family's visas and tickets to follow him.

Trivia

She received more than two dozen honorary degrees from both American and Chinese universities.

Family Life

She married Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell in 1993.

Associated With

She was the longest-serving Secretary of Labor since the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.