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David Bernhardt
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53rd United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
April 11, 2019 – January 20, 2021
Acting: January 2, 2019 – April 11, 2019
President Donald Trump
Deputy Katharine MacGregor
Preceded by Ryan Zinke
Succeeded by Deb Haaland (nominee)
5th United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
In office
August 1, 2017 – April 11, 2019
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Michael L. Connor
Succeeded by Vacant
Solicitor of the United States Department of the Interior
In office
October 5, 2006 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Sue Ellen Wooldridge
Succeeded by Hilary Tompkins
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Born
David Longly Bernhardt

August 17, 1969 (1969-08-17) (age 52)
Rifle, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gena
Children 2
Residence Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
Education University of Northern Colorado (BA)
George Washington University (JD)

David Longly Bernhardt (born August 17, 1969) is an American attorney, lobbyist and politician. He was the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior from 2019 to 2021. He was the Deputy United States Secretary of the Interior when Ryan Zinke was secretary.

He began working for the United States Department of the Interior in 2001 and was the department's solicitor from 2006 to 2009, among other roles.

On April 28, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated him to be the United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 24, 2017. He became Acting Secretary of the Interior on January 2, 2019, replacing Ryan Zinke. In February 2019, Trump nominated Bernhardt to serve the position as the permanent secretary. He was confirmed on April 11, 2019.

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