Press Release - Cabinet Secretary Nominations Sent to the Senate
Samuel W. Bodman, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, vice Spencer Abraham, resigned.
Alberto R. Gonzales, of Texas, to be Attorney General, vice John Ashcroft, resigned.
Carlos M. Gutierrez, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Commerce, vice Donald Louis Evans, resigned.
Mike Johanns, of Nebraska, to be Secretary of Agriculture, vice Ann Margaret Veneman, resigned.
Michael O. Leavitt, of Utah, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, vice Tommy G. Thompson, resigned.
Jim Nicholson, of Colorado, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, vice Anthony Joseph Principi, resigned.
Condoleezza Rice, of California, to be Secretary of State, vice Colin Luther Powell, resigned.
Margaret Spellings, of Texas, to be Secretary of Education, vice Roderick R. Paige, resigned.
George W. Bush, Press Release - Cabinet Secretary Nominations Sent to the Senate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/281966