Cabinet Firsts

The presidential firsts related to the cabinet of the President of the United States.

 PresidentNote
First president to appoint a black Cabinet memberLyndon B. JohnsonRobert Weaver, HUD
First president to appoint an Asian American Cabinet memberBill ClintonNorman Mineta, Commerce
First president to appoint a Latin American Cabinet memberRonald ReaganLauro Cavazos, Education
First president to appoint a Jewish Cabinet memberTheodore RooseveltOscar Straus, Commerce & Labor
First president to appoint a Catholic Cabinet memberFranklin D. RooseveltJames Farley, Postmaster General
First president to appoint a female Cabinet memberFranklin D. RooseveltFrances Perkins, Labor
First president to appoint a former First Lady to the CabinetBarack ObamaHillary Clinton, State
First president to appoint a family member to the CabinetJohn F. KennedyBrother Robert Kennedy, Attorney General
First president to have the same Cabinet for an entire termFranklin Pierce
First president to outlive his entire CabinetHerbert Hoover

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