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Cecil D. Andrus (1977–1981) - Secretary of the Interior

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Cecil Dale Andrus began his political career in the Idaho State Senate in 1960 and went on to serve as governor of Idaho for four terms. He rose to become secretary of the interior in the Carter Administration from 1977 to 1981.

Andrus is founder and director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. He became a member of the Gallatin Group in 1995.

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Robert A. Strong

Professor Strong is the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University. He is also an associate editor of the White House Studies journal and has worked on the Presidential Oral History program at the Miller Center. His writings include:

Working in the World: Jimmy Carter and the Making of American Foreign Policy (Louisiana State University Press, 2000)

Decisions and Dilemmas: Case Studies in Presidential Foreign Policy Making (M.E. Sharpe, 2005)