Dirk Kempthorne

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Dirk Kempthorne
49th United States Secretary of the Interior
From: June 7, 2006 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Predecessor Gale Norton
Successor Ken Salazar
30th Governor of Idaho
From: January 8, 1999 – May 26, 2006
Predecessor Phil Batt
Successor Jim Risch
Former U.S. Senator from Idaho
From: January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999
Predecessor Steve Symms
Successor Mike 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.