Samuel Bodman

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Samuel Bodman

Samuel Wright Bodman III (born November 26, 1938 in Chicago , Illinois - † September 7, 2018 in El Paso , Texas ) was an American politician who served as energy minister in the administration of President George W. Bush . He was a member of the Republican Party .

Education and professional career

The Chicago-born Bodman spent the first years of his life in Tallmadge , Ohio . In 1961 he graduated from Cornell University . In 1965 he received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . He then worked in business as a board member and president of numerous companies. Among other things, he was COO of Fidelity Investments from 1983 to 1987 and CEO of Cabot Corporation from 1988 to 2001 . In 1988 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences .

Government activities

Since 2001, Bodman was the successor to Robert L. Mallett, Deputy Secretary of Commerce in the administration of George W. Bush; later he became deputy finance minister ( Deputy Secretary of the Treasury ). On 10 December 2004 he was appointed as successor to Spencer Abraham to Energy Minister ( Secretary of Energy appointed). He held this office until the end of George W. Bush's presidency in January 2009. He then became a member of DuPont's Board of Directors .

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