Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Were there any Ph.D holders in American administrations apart from Kissinger and Condaleezza Rice?

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  • JerH1
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    1 decade ago
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    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)

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