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Claude Brinegar
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3rd United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
February 2, 1973 – February 1, 1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by John Volpe
Succeeded by William Thaddeus Coleman Jr.
Personal details
Claude Stout Brinegar

(1926-12-16)December 16, 1926
Rockport, California, U.S.
Died March 13, 2009(2009-03-13) (aged 82)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Stanford University (BA, MS, PhD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1945–1947
Unit United States Army Air Forces

Claude Stout Brinegar (December 16, 1926 – March 13, 2009) was an American politician. He was the third United States Secretary of Transportation serving from February 2, 1973 to February 1, 1975. Brinegar had previously been an oil company executive. Brinegar was Secretary of Transportation during the 1973 oil crisis. In 1980-81, Brinegar was on Ronald Reagan's transition team.

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