Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Incumbent
Tom Malinowski (acting)

since April 3, 2014
Inaugural holder James M. Wilson, Jr.
Formation 1976
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor is the head of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor within the United States Department of State. The Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor reports to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs.

List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, 1976—1993[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
James M. Wilson, Jr. November 29, 1976 April 28, 1977 Gerald Ford
Patricia M. Derian August 17, 1977 January 19, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Ernest W. Lefever [1][2] Ronald Reagan
Elliott Abrams December 12, 1981 July 17, 1985 Ronald Reagan
Richard Schifter October 31, 1985 April 3, 1992 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush
Patricia Diaz Dennis August 24, 1992 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush

List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 1993—Present[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President served under
John Shattuck June 2, 1993 November 13, 1998 Bill Clinton
Harold Hongju Koh November 13, 1998 January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Lorne Craner June 4, 2001 July 31, 2004 George W. Bush
Barry Lowenkron Oct 14, 2005 August 28, 2007 George W. Bush
David J. Kramer March 21, 2008 January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
Michael H. Posner September 23, 2009 March 8, 2013 Barack Obama
Uzra Zeya March 8, 2013 April 3, 2014 Barack Obama
Tom Malinowski (acting) April 3, 2014 Barack Obama

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomination withdrawn before the Senate acted on it.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Adam. "Ernest W. Lefever dies at 89; founder of conservative public policy organization", Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2009. Accessed August 3, 2009.