Elaine Chao, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Elaine Chao

18th and current United States Secretary of Transporation and 24th United States Secretary of Labor

Date of Birth: 26-Mar-1953

Place of Birth: Taipei

Profession: politician, economist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Elaine Chao

  • Elaine Lan Chao (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Zhào Xiaolán; born March 26, 1953) is an American politician who serves as the United States Secretary of Transportation, having assumed office on January 31, 2017.
  • A member of the Republican Party, Chao was previously Secretary of Labor under President George W.
  • Bush from 2001 to 2009. Born in Taipei to Chinese parents who had left mainland China following the Chinese Civil War, Chao immigrated to the United States at age 8.
  • Her father founded the Foremost Group, which eventually became a major shipping corporation.
  • Chao was raised on Long Island, New York and subsequently attended Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School.
  • She worked for a number of financial institutions before being appointed to several senior positions in the Department of Transportation under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.
  • W.
  • Bush, including Deputy Secretary.
  • She next served as Director of the Peace Corps.
  • Chao was president of the United Way of America from 1992 to 1996.
  • While not in government, Chao has served on several boards of directors and worked for The Heritage Foundation and the Hudson Institute, two conservative think-tanks.
  • Chao served as Secretary of Labor for the duration of George W.
  • Bush's presidency and serves as Secretary of Transportation under President Donald Trump.
  • Chao was the first Asian American woman and the first Chinese American in U.S.
  • history to be appointed to a President's Cabinet. Chao married Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 1993.

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