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United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
Deputy Secretary of Energy
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Dan Brouillette

since August 8, 2017
United States Department of Energy
Member ofU. S. Department of Energy
Reports toU. S. Secretary of Energy
SeatWashington, D.C., United States
AppointerThe President

The Deputy Secretary of Energy is a high-ranking position within the United States Department of Energy. The Deputy Secretary is the second-highest-ranking official of the Department and assists the Secretary of Energy in the supervision and direction of the Department. The Deputy Secretary succeeds the Secretary in his absence, sickness, or unavailability.

The Deputy Secretary is appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate to serve at the request of the President. Dan Brouillette has served as Deputy Secretary since August 8, 2017.


The position of Deputy Secretary of Energy was formed on October 1, 1977 with the creation of the Department of Energy when President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Energy Organization Act.[1]

Deputy Secretaries of Energy

No. Name Took office Left office
1 John F. O'Leary[2] October 21, 1977 September 30, 1979
2 John C. Sawhill October 4, 1979 October 8, 1980
3 Lynn Coleman December 23, 1980 January 20, 1981
4 William Kenneth Davis May 14, 1981 January 13, 1983
5 Danny J. Boggs November 3, 1983 March 25, 1986
6 William F. Martin June 6, 1986 June 6, 1988
7 Joseph F. Salgado May 21, 1988 January 20, 1989
8 W. Henson Moore April 12, 1989 January 31, 1992
9 Linda Stuntz January 31, 1992 January 22, 1993
10 William H. White June 26, 1993 January 20, 1995
11 Charles B. Curtis 1995 1997
12 Frank Blake May 2001 April 2002
13 Clay Sell March 17, 2005 February 29, 2008
Jeffrey Kupfer* March 1, 2008 January 20, 2009
14 Daniel Poneman May 18, 2009 October 5, 2014
15 Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall October 10, 2014 January 20, 2017
16 Dan Brouillette August 8, 2017 Incumbent



  1. ^ "Origins". U.S. Department of Energy. Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Terrence R. Fehner; Jack M. Hall, Department of Energy 1997-1994, a summary history (PDF)

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