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Ernest Moniz

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Ernest Moniz
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U.S. Secretary of Energy
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedMarch 4, 2013
ConfirmedMay 16, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Member of Science and Technology Advisory Council
2009-2013
Under Secretary of the Department of Energy
1997-2001
Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy
1995-1997
Education
High schoolB.M.C. Durfee High School
Bachelor'sBoston College
Ph.D.Stanford University
OtherHonorary Doctorates from the University of Athens, Michigan State University and the University of Erlangen-Nurenburg
Personal
BirthdayDecember 22, 1944
Place of birthFall River, MA
ProfessionScientist
Websites
Office website
Ernest Jeffrey Moniz (b. December 22, 1944, in Fall River, Massachusetts) is the current United States Secretary of Energy.[1] He was nominated on March 4, 2013, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 16, 2013.[2][3] Moniz' confirmation process was one of many to have an extended wait in 2013.[3]

He previously served as Under Secretary of the Department of Energy, as well as Associate Director of Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.[4]

Biography

Moniz was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and attended B.M.C. Durfee High School before graduating from Boston College.[1] He earned a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Stanford University. Moniz has directed and served on the boards of scientific organizations and was the co-head of the MIT Energy Initiative before becoming Secretary of Energy.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Moniz' academic, professional and political career:[4][5][6][7]

  • 1966: Graduated from Boston College
  • 1972: Earned Ph.D. from Stanford University
  • 1973-1991: Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1991-1995: Department Head at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1995-1997: Associate Director of Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • 1997-2001: Under Secretary of the Department of Energy
  • 2001-2013: Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2006-2013: Director of MIT Energy Initiative
  • 2009-2013: Member of Science and Technology Advisory Council
  • 2013-Present: U.S. Secretary of Energy

Confirmation vote

Moniz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate unanimously on May 16, 2013.[8]

Ernest Moniz Confirmation vote, May 16, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 53 0 53
Republican Party Republicans 42 0 42
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 97 0 97

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Executive Departments of the United States

Executive Departments
Department of DefenseDepartment of StateDepartment of Homeland SecurityDepartment of JusticeDepartment of CommerceDepartment of EducationDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of EnergyDepartment of LaborDepartment of TransportationDepartment of the InteriorDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Housing and Urban Development

Department Secretaries
Chuck HagelJohn KerryJeh JohnsonEric HolderPenny PritzkerArne DuncanJack LewTom VilsackErnest MonizTom PerezAnthony FoxxSally JewellSylvia Mathews BurwellJulian Castro

Analysis

Department budget

U.S. Department of Energy[9] Annual Budget
YearBudget (in billions)% Difference from previous year
2014$26.2N/A

Personal

Moniz is married with one child. His wife works as a professor of Portuguese.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Chu
U.S. Secretary of Energy
2013-Present
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