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Andrew R. Wheeler
|15th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency|
February 28, 2019
Acting: July 9, 2018 – February 28, 2019
|Preceded by||Scott Pruitt|
|Deputy Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency|
April 20, 2018 – February 28, 2019
|Preceded by||Robert Perciasepe|
|Born||December 23, 1964
Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
|Education||Case Western Reserve University (BA)
Washington University (JD)
George Mason University (MBA)
Andrew R. Wheeler (born December 23, 1964) is an American lawyer, former lobbyist. He is the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since February 28, 2019. He was the acting head of the agency from July 9, 2018 to February 28, 2019.
In October 2017, Wheeler was nominated by President Donald Trump, renominated in January 2018 and confirmed as Deputy Administrator of the EPA in April 2018.
On July 9, 2018, Wheeler became the Acting Administrator after the resignation of Scott Pruitt. On November 16, 2018, President Trump announced he would nominate Wheeler to serve as the EPA's permanent administrator. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 2019.
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