Claude Brinegar facts for kids
|3rd United States Secretary of Transportation|
February 2, 1973 – February 1, 1975
|Preceded by||John Volpe|
|Succeeded by||William Thaddeus Coleman Jr.|
Claude Stout Brinegar
December 16, 1926
Rockport, California, U.S.
|Died||March 13, 2009
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University (BA, MS, PhD)|
|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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