Jew Named U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
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Jew Named U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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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.

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