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Moon Landrieu (1979–1981) - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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Maurice Edwin "Moon" Landrieu graduated from Loyola University's College of the Arts and Sciences and Loyola School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army for three years before opening up his own law practice and teaching accounting at Loyola.

Landrieu was a city councilman of New Orleans and later became its mayor. President Jimmy Carter appointed him secretary of housing and urban development, and he served from 1979 to 1981. Landrieu later became a judge for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991. He retired in 2000.

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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)