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Secretaries of Commerce and Labor

Congress established the Department of Commerce and Labor in 1903 at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt. The department comprised eight bureaus that dealt with labor, corporations, statistics and standards, the census, navigation, fisheries and immigration. In 1913 Congress created a separate Department of Labor and a new Department of Commerce.

Term of Service
Secretary Home State Administration
1903 - 1904
George B. Cortelyou New York T. Roosevelt
1904 - 1906
Victor H. Metcalf California T. Roosevelt
1906 - 1909
Oscar S. Straus New York T. Roosevelt
1909 - 1913
Charles Nagel Missouri Taft

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