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Ken Salazar's Biography

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Full Name:

Ken Salazar




Wife: Hope; 2 Children: Melinda, Andrea

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Birth Place:

Alamosa, CO

JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1981

BA, Political Science, Colorado College, 1977

United States Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013

Nominated by Barack Obama, Experience, United States Secretary of the Interior, January 2009

Confirmed, United States Secretary of the Interior, January 20, 2009

Senator, United States Senate, 2005-2009

Attorney General, State of Colorado, 1999-2004

Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1990-1994

Former Member, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Former Member, Gang of 14

Chair, Great Outdoors Colorado Board

Chair, Peace Officers Standards and Training Board

Chair, Rio Grande Compact Commission

Former Owner, Dairy Queen Franchise

Former Partner, El Rancho Salazar

Former Chief Legal Counsel, Governor Roy Romer

Former Owner, Radio Stations

Former Lawyer, Water and Environmental

Member, Board of Trustees, Colorado College

Former Chair, Conference of Western Attorneys General

Former Member, National Association of Attorneys General

Member, President's Council, American Farmland Trust

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Father's Occupation:

Farmer and Rancher