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Secretary of the Interior   /sˈɛkrətˌɛri əv ðə ɪntˈɪriər/   Listen
Secretary of the Interior

noun
1.
The position of the head of the Department of the Interior.  Synonym: Interior Secretary.
2.
The person who holds the secretaryship of the Interior Department.  Synonym: Interior Secretary.






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"Secretary of the Interior" Quotes from Famous Books



... extensive business with both departments in the past, and were anxious to learn the attitude of the government in regard to leasing lands from the civilized Indian nations. A lease for the Cherokee Outlet was pending, but for lack of precedent the retiring Secretary of the Interior, for fear of reversal by the succeeding administration, lent only a qualified approval of the same. There were six million acres of land in the Outlet, a splendid range for maturing beef, and if an adequate-sized ranch could be secured the new company could begin operations at once. The Cherokee ...
— Reed Anthony, Cowman • Andy Adams

... a handsome majority, served one term, returned to the practice of the law, and in 1869 was appointed Secretary of the Interior, by General Grant. Retiring to private life at the end of twenty months, he occupied many positions of trust and honor: President of the Toledo and Wabash Railroad, Member of Congress from the Toledo District, President of the ...
— Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2 • Jacob Dolson Cox

... and you probably won't after I explain. You see the Government gave us—gave everybody who owns coal locations in Alaska—three years in which to do certain things; then it extended that time another three years. But recently a new Secretary of the Interior has come into office and he has just rescinded that later ruling, without warning, which gives us barely time to comply with the law as it first stood. For my part, I'll have to hustle or lose everything I have put in. You see? That's why I hated to see those horses drown, ...
— The Iron Trail • Rex Beach

... when he gave me a card to the Secretary of the Interior and told me to take up with the Commissioner certain reforms which I had suggested, I put the card in my pocket and set about the task. It was only a small card, a visiting card, and when, in my ignorance of official life, I walked ...
— A Daughter of the Middle Border • Hamlin Garland



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