Dirk Kempthorne

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Dirk Kempthorne
49th United States Secretary of the Interior
From: June 7, 2006 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
PredecessorGale Norton
SuccessorKen Salazar
30th Governor of Idaho
From: January 8, 1999 – May 26, 2006
PredecessorPhil Batt
SuccessorJim Risch
Former U.S. Senator from Idaho
From: January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999
PredecessorSteve Symms
SuccessorMike Crapo
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Kempthorne
Religion Methodist

Dirk Kempthorne is a former Secretary of the Interior from George W Bush's Cabinet. Before becoming the 49th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Kempthorne served nearly two terms as Governor of Idaho, elected first in 1998 and reelected in 2002. He also served as United States Senator from 1993 to 1999. He was replaced by Ken Salazar.

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