Hazel R. Oleary

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Birthday
17, 1937
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Virginia

About

The first African American and the first woman to hold the position of US Secretary of Energy, an office she served from 1993 to 1997. She served as president of her alma mater Fisk University from 2004 to 2012.

Before Fame

She obtained her degree in Law from Rutgers School of Law, after earning her bachelor's degree from Fisk University.

Trivia

She declassified Cold War-era records, which showed the U.S. Government had used American citizens as guinea pigs in human radiation experiments.

Family Life

She had a son with her husband John.

Associated With

She was appointed the Secretary of Energy by President Bill Clinton in 1993.