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Ken Salazar's Biography
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Wife: Hope; 2 Children: Melinda, Andrea
JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1981
BA, Political Science, Colorado College, 1977
United States Secretary of the Interior, 2009-2013
Nominated by Barack Obama, United States Secretary of the Interior, January 2009
Confirmed, United States Secretary of the Interior, January 20, 2009
Senator, United States Senate, 2005-2009
Attorney General, State of Colorado, 1999-2004
Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1990-1994
Former Member, Colorado Water Conservation Board
Former Member, Gang of 14
Chair, Great Outdoors Colorado Board
Chair, Peace Officers Standards and Training Board
Chair, Rio Grande Compact Commission
Former Owner, Dairy Queen Franchise
Former Partner, El Rancho Salazar
Former Chief Legal Counsel, Governor Roy Romer
Former Owner, Radio Stations
Former Lawyer, Water and Environmental
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Board of Trustees, Colorado College
Former Chair, Conference of Western Attorneys General
Former Member, National Association of Attorneys General
Member, President's Council, American Farmland Trust
Farmer and Rancher
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