Michael Scuse

Michael T. Scuse (born 1954) is an American public official. He was the acting United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and, following the resignation of Tom Vilsack on January 13, 2017, was acting United States Secretary of Agriculture until Donald Trump took office as President.[1] He also served as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services since 2012.[2][3]

Michael Scuse
United States Secretary of Agriculture
Acting
In office
January 13, 2017  January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byTom Vilsack
Succeeded byMike Young (Acting)
United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Acting
In office
March 2016  January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byKrysta Harden
Succeeded byMike Young (Acting)
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
In office
May 14, 2012  January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJames W. Miller
Succeeded byBill Northey
Personal details
Born1954 (age 6465)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Patrice Scuse

Career

Prior to his joining the United States Department of Agriculture, Scuse served as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture from May 2001 until September 2008, when he resigned to become Chief of Staff to Governor of Delaware Ruth Ann Minner.[3][4]

He was re-appointed as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Agriculture by Governor-elect John Carney in January 2017.[5]

Personal life

Scuse and his wife Patrice own a farm in Smyrna, Delaware.[3]

References

Political offices
Preceded by
James W. Miller
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Bill Northey
Preceded by
Krysta Harden
United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Acting

2016–2017
Succeeded by
Mike Young
Acting
Preceded by
Tom Vilsack
United States Secretary of Agriculture
Acting

2017
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