Bill Corr

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Bill Corr
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United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
In office
May 6, 2009 – April 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Tevi Troy
Succeeded by Mary Wakefield (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1948-07-21) July 21, 1948 (age 69)
Selma, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University

William V. Corr (born July 21, 1948) is the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in President Barack Obama's administration. He was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on May 6, 2009.[1]

In his previous government service during President Bill Clinton's administration, Corr was Chief of Staff for the Secretary of HHS, Donna Shalala and chief counsel for former Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle, (D-South Dakota).[2]

Corr's appointment has been criticized by conservative publications because he worked as an anti-tobacco lobbyist as recently as September 2008, having been the executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. In response to the criticism, Corr's spokesman said that in his new job, Corr would recuse himself from tobacco-related issues.[2]

As Deputy Secretary of HHS, Corr was responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the department, and among other duties, is the co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Prevention & Enforcement Action Team HEAT,[3] a task force which ferrets out Medicare fraud.

Corr is a graduate of University of Virginia and the Vanderbilt School of Law.[4]


  1. ^ "Office of the Deputy Secretary" Archived August 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.,, accessed August 11, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Frates, Chris. "Obama HHS deputy has recent lobbyist past", Politico January 13, 2009.
  3. ^ Medicare Fraud Strike Force Operations Lead to Charges Archived August 6, 2009, at the Wayback' news release, June 24, 2009.
  4. ^ News Release.>HHS Secretary Sebelius Welcomes Deputy Secretary Bill Corr, Indian Health Service Director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux Archived August 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.,, May 7, 2009.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tevi Troy
United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
Succeeded by
Eric Hargan