United States Deputy Secretary of Energy
|Deputy Secretary of Energy|
Seal of the U. S. Department of Energy
|United States Department of Energy|
|Member of||U. S. Department of Energy|
|Reports to||U. S. Secretary of Energy|
|Seat||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Appointer||President of the United States|
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. The current Deputy Secretary is Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who was appointed by President of the United States Barack Obama on July 8, 2014 and was confirmed by the Senate on September 18, 2014.
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.
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||O'Leary, John F.John F. O'Leary||October 21, 1977||September 30, 1979|
|2||Sawhill, John C.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||Boggs, Danny J.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||Moore, W. HensonW. Henson Moore||April 12, 1989||January 31, 1992|
|9||Linda Stuntz||January 31, 1992||January 22, 1993|
|10||William H. White||June 26, 1993|
|Frank Blake||May 2001||April 2002|
|Clay Sell||March 17, 2005||February 29, 2008|
|Jeffrey Kupfer*||March 1, 2008||January 20, 2009|
|Daniel Poneman||May 18, 2009||October 5, 2014|
|Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall||October 10, 2014||Incumbent|
Other former Deputy Secretaries include Charles B. Curtis who served in that post from 1995 to 1997.