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Jew Named U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Dan Glickman became the fourth Jew in President Clinton’s Cabinet when the Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment Thursday as secretary of agriculture.

Glickman, 50, is a Kansas Democrat who served 18 years in the House of Representatives. He was heading a key agriculture subcommittee until he was defeated in last year’s Republican landslide.

Other Jewish members of Clinton’s Cabinet: Robert Rubin, secretary of the treasury; Mickey Kantor, U.S. trade representative; and Robert Reich, secretary of labor.