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Dirk Kempthorne
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49th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
June 7, 2006 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Gale Norton
Succeeded by Ken Salazar
30th Governor of Idaho
In office
January 8, 1999 – May 26, 2006
Lieutenant Butch Otter
Jack Riggs
Jim Risch
Preceded by Phil Batt
Succeeded by Jim Risch
United States Senator
from Idaho
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Steve Symms
Succeeded by Mike Crapo
Mayor of Boise, Idaho
In office
Preceded by Richard Eardley
Succeeded by H. Brent Coles
Personal details
Born October 29, 1951 (1951-10-29) (age 70)
San Diego, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Kempthorne
Children Heather Kempthorne
Jeff Kempthorne
Alma mater University of Idaho (B.A)

Dirk Kempthorne (born October 29, 1951) was the United States Secretary of the Interior. Kempthorne was the 30th Governor of Idaho. He is a member of the U.S. Republican Party.

Kempthorne was born on October 29, 1951 in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of Idaho. He is married to Patricia Kempthorne. They have two children.

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