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The United States Department of Commerce and Labor was a short-lived Cabinet department of the United States government.

It was created on February 14, 1903. It was subsequently renamed the Department of Commerce on March 4, 1913, and its bureaus and agencies specializing in labor were transferred to the new Department of Labor.

The department was administered by the United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

List of Secretaries of Commerce and Labor

Parties:       Republican (4)

No. Portrait Name State of residence Took office Left office President(s)
1 Cortelyou-george-bruce.jpg George B. Cortelyou New York February 18, 1903 June 30, 1904 Theodore Roosevelt
2 VHMetcalf.jpeg Victor H. Metcalf California July 1, 1904 December 16, 1906
3 Oscar Solomon Straus 1.jpg Oscar S. Straus New York December 17, 1906 March 5, 1909
4 Charles Nagel, 1849–1940.jpg Charles Nagel Missouri March 6, 1909 March 4, 1913 William Howard Taft
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