Were there any Ph.D holders in American administrations apart from Kissinger and Condaleezza Rice?
- JerH1Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Woodrow Wilson is the only President to hold a Ph.D. (in Political Science from Johns Hopkins.)
As for Cabinet officers, doctorates are fairly common. (Kissinger and Rice probably made a bigger deal out of it than most.) In recent administrations you've had:
Obama: Steven Chu (Sec. of Energy - Ph.D. in Physics from Berkeley); Robert Gates (Sec. of Defense - Ph.D. from Georgetown in Russian History)
Bush: Robert Gates (see above); Condi Rice (Sec. of State; Ph.D. in Political Science from U. of Denver); Samuel Bodman (Sec. of Energy; Sc.D. in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T.)
Clinton: Madeleine Albright (State, Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Columbia); Lawrence Summers (Treasury; Ph.D. in Economics from MIT)