The President’s Cabinet
The United States Cabinet (usually referred to as the President’s Cabinet or simplified as the Cabinet) is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States. Its existence dates back to the first American President, George Washington, who appointed a Cabinet of four people (Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War Henry Knox; and Attorney General Edmund Randolph) to advise and assist him in his duties. Cabinet officers are nominated by the President and then presented to the United States Senate for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. If approved, they are sworn in and begin their duties. Aside from the Attorney General, and previously, the Postmaster General, they all receive the title Secretary. Members of the Cabinet serve at the request of the President.
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The President And His Cabinet
Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
Donald John Trump was born in June 1948 in Queens, New York City. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduating from college, he began working in his father’s real estate business.
He took over the real estate firm established by his father in 1971, and renamed it The Trump Organization. He became the company’s president while his father became chairman of the board. Donald Trump greatly expanded its real estate operations as well as ventures into numerous other business activities. His first major real estate deal in Manhattan was the remodeling of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located next to Grand Central Terminal. The flagship Trump Tower was completed in 1978.
Across the years, the Trump Organization has developed office buildings and hotels internationally, licensed the Trump name for other real estate projects, such as the Trump Towers Istanbul, and developed, owned and operated many casinos, golf courses and resorts in the U.S. and around the world. Other ventures have included sports events, beauty pageants and television shows.
Mr. Trump considered the idea of running for president in 1988, 2004 and 2012, and for Governor of New York in 2006 and 2014, but did not enter those races. He did, however, decide it was time to run in 2015, when he announced a “Make America Great Again” campaign for the presidency. He won the election with an Electoral College majority, but became the fifth person to become president without winning the popular vote total. He assumed office on January 20, 2017.
Donald Trump has five children by three marriages, and, at last count, has eight grandchildren. He is a Presbyterian.
In order of succession to the Presidency:
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Vice President – Mike Pence
Speaker of the House of Representatives – Paul D. Ryan
President Pro Tempore of the Senate – Orrin G. Hatch
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