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Presidential Trivia

Cabinet

Which president appointed the first African American to a cabinet position?

President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Robert C. Weaver as secretary of housing and urban development in 1966.



President Gerald Ford—shown here (second from right with First Lady Betty Ford, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller [far left] and Bob Dole) after winning the Republican nomination—has the distinction of being the only president who was never elected to high office, not even as vice president.

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