de facto:

anonymous asked:

Who is the oldest member of a president's cabinet still alive today?

I’m pretty sure that it is George Shultz. Shultz, who will turn 97 later this year, was Labor Secretary, OMB Director, and Treasury Secretary in the Nixon Administration. He was also Secretary of State throughout most of President Reagan’s two terms in the White House.

By the way, the earliest Administration with Cabinet members still alive is Lyndon Johnson’s. Three Cabinet-level figures from the Johnson Administration are still living in 2017: Marvin Watson, who was LBJ’s de facto White House Chief of Staff throughout most of Johnson’s Presidency and Postmaster General (that was a Cabinet-level position until 1971) in the final months of LBJ’s term; Ramsey Clark, LBJ’s third and final Attorney General; and, Alan Boyd, who was the first Secretary of Transportation in American history.

Incidentally – since I’m sure everyone is curious – President Truman’s last surviving Cabinet member died in 1992 (Agriculture Secretary Charles F. Brannan). President Eisenhower’s last surviving Cabinet member, Attorney General William P. Rogers, died in 2001. President Kennedy’s last surviving Cabinet member, Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, died in April 2010 – one month after JFK’s second Labor Secretary, W. Willard Wirtz. And the last Cabinet Secretary born in the 1800s was LBJ’s fourth Commerce Secretary, C.R. Smith (1899-1990), who left office with President Johnson on January 20, 1969.

Ei, pessoa… é difícil aceitar quando alguém vai embora, quando precisamos abrir mão de algo ou quando temos que mudar. Algumas vezes é doloroso ter que se despedir, mas isso faz parte da vida, faz parte do nosso crescimento e principalmente da vontade de Deus, afinal, tudo é regido por Ele. Nem tudo que vai embora é perda, muitas coisas são livramentos que não podemos imaginar. Pode até doer agora, pode sangrar, mas passa e evita feridas muito maiores. Não questione, não force, não se mate por algo que precisa ir, confie no controle de Deus e siga em frente. Porque o mundo vai girar, a dor será curada e coisas muito melhores virão, pois, Deus não tira nada sem dar algo muito melhor.
—  Carol Giovannini, Chance com Deus.