Naomi C. Earp

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Naomi C. Earp
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Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights
Assuming office
PresidentDonald Trump
SucceedingWiona Lake Scott
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights
Assumed office
January 28, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In office
September 1, 2006 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byCari M. Dominguez
Succeeded byJacqueline A. Berrien
Personal details
Newport News, Virginia, US
Political partyRepublican
Alma materNorfolk State University, BA
Indiana University Bloomington, MS
Catholic University of America, JD

Naomi Churchill Earp was, until 2009, Chair of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She was designated by President George W. Bush in 2006, succeeding Cari M. Dominguez. Prior to her appointment as Chair, she had served as Vice Chair of the commission since 2003. A native of Newport News, Virginia, Ms. Earp received her bachelor's degree from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia; master's degree from Indiana University Bloomington; and Juris Doctor from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC. She is a member of the Supreme Court Bar and the Pennsylvania Bar.

On February 13, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump selected Earp for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While still waiting for Senate confirmation, she was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary on January 28, 2019, after taking the oath of office on November 28, 2018.[1][2]


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