Former Attorney General of Colorado and the 48th US Scretary of the Interior from 2001 to 2006.
She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Denver in 1975.
She was the first woman to hold the position of Secretary of the Interior.
She divorced her first husband Harold Everett Reed when he was outed as a homosexual by the local gay newspaper.
She was appointed US Secretary of the Interior by President George W. Bush in 2001.