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VA Sec. Shulkin Out – Ronny Jackson to be nominated

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Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief Shulkin, nominates personal physician …

Washington Post49 minutes ago
President Trump on Wednesday ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin after turmoil in the agency’s senior ranks generated weeks of unflattering headlines, nominating his personal physician, Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson as his replacement. The president announced the move on Twitter, calling …

Trump replaces embattled Veterans Affairs secretary with White House Physician…

NBCNews.com46 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of Veterans AffairsDavid Shulkin Wednesday, announcing his intent to nominate the White House physician, Admiral Ronny Jackson, in Shulkin’s place and ending weeks of speculation about when the embattled cabinet official would leave the…

List of Secretaries of Veterans Affairs 

No. Portrait Name State of Residence Took Office Left Office President(s)
1 Ed derwinski.jpg Ed Derwinski Illinois March 15, 1989 September 26, 1992 George H. W. Bush
Anthony Principi.jpg Anthony Principi[1]
Acting
California September 26, 1992 January 20, 1993
2 Jesse brown va.jpg Jesse Brown Illinois January 22, 1993 July 1, 1997 Bill Clinton
Gober sm.jpg Hershel W. Gober[2]
Acting
Arkansas July 1, 1997 January 2, 1998
3 TogoDWest.jpg Togo D. West, Jr. District of Columbia January 2, 1998[3] May 5, 1998
May 5, 1998 July 25, 2000
Gober sm.jpg Hershel W. Gober[2]
Acting
Arkansas July 25, 2000 January 20, 2001
4 Anthony Principi.jpg Anthony Principi California January 23, 2001 January 26, 2005 George W. Bush
5 JimNicholson.jpg Jim Nicholson Colorado January 26, 2005 October 1, 2007
Gordon H. Mansfield.jpg Gordon H. Mansfield[4]
Acting
Florida October 1, 2007 December 20, 2007
6 PeakeJames.jpg James Peake District of Columbia December 20, 2007 January 20, 2009
7 Eric Shinseki official Veterans Affairs portrait.jpg Eric Shinseki Hawaii January 20, 2009 May 30, 2014 Barack Obama
Sloan Gibson.jpg Sloan D. Gibson
Acting
Alabama May 30, 2014 July 30, 2014
8 Robert A. McDonald Official Portrait.jpg Bob McDonald Ohio July 30, 2014 January 20, 2017
Robert Snyder.jpg Robert Snyder
Acting
West Virginia January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017 Donald Trump
9 David Shulkin official photo.jpg David Shulkin Pennsylvania February 14, 2017 March 28, 2018
Robert Wilkie official photo.jpg Robert Wilkie
Acting
Virginia March 28, 2018 Incumbent

The Administrator of Veterans Affairs was the head of the Veterans Administration, a United States Government agency responsible for military veterans benefits. The administrator was appointed by the President. In 1989, the Veterans Administration was replaced by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (a member of the cabinet) as its head.

No. Name Term of Offices President(s) served under
1 Frank T. Hines 1930–1945 Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
2 Omar Bradley 1945–1948 Harry S. Truman
3 Carl R. Gray, Jr. 1948–1953 Harry S. Truman
4 Harvey V. Higley 1953–1957 Dwight D. Eisenhower
5 Sumner G. Whittier 1957–1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
6 John S. Gleason 1961–1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
7 William J. Driver 1965–1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
8 Donald E. Johnson 1969–1974 Richard Nixon
9 Richard L. Roudebush 1974–1977 Gerald Ford
10 Max Cleland 1977–1981 Jimmy Carter
11 Bob Nimmo 1981–1983 Ronald Reagan
12 Harry N. Walters 1983–1986 Ronald Reagan
13 Thomas K. Turnage 1986–1989 Ronald Reagan
14 Ed Derwinski 1989 George H. W. Bush

Derwinski went on to become the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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