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Kathleen Merrigan


Kathleen Merrigan

Kathleen A. Merrigan
United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
In office
April 8, 2009 – March 14, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Chuck Conner
Succeeded by Krysta Harden
Personal details
Born (1959-10-06) October 6, 1959
Pittsfield, Massachusetts[1]
Political party Democratic

Kathleen Ann Merrigan was sworn in as the United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture on April 8, 2009.[2] She resigned from this position on March 14, 2013.[3]

Merrigan gives a thumbs up with the cafeteria nutrition staff while visiting Decatur, Georgia

Merrigan helped develop USDA's organic labeling rules while head of the Agricultural Marketing Service from 1999-2001.[4] Between her USDA positions, she worked at Tufts University as Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program. She has a PhD in environmental planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[5]


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  5. ^ Merrigan, Kathleen A. - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy - Tufts University at the Wayback Machine

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