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William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.
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Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review
In office
September 21, 2004 – December 17, 2009
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Scott Silliman
4th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
March 7, 1975 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Claude Brinegar
Succeeded by Brock Adams
Personal details
Born (1920-07-07)July 7, 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 96)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lovida Hardin
Children Lovida
William
Hardin
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Harvard University

William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. (July 7, 1920 – March 31, 2017) was an American attorney and politician. Coleman was the fourth United States Secretary of Transportation, from March 7, 1975 to January 20, 1977.

Coleman, Jr. died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Alexandria, Virginia on March 31, 2017, aged 96.

Some judges on the Court of Military Commission Review
Coleman, third from the left, being sworn into the United States Court of Military Commission Review.
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