Robert Reich (1993–1997) - Secretary of Labor [cite this] ↑Bill Clinton Home Page Robert Reich served as secretary of labor in the first Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997. He also served under President Ford (1974-1977) as assistant to the solicitor general and director of the policy planning staff of the Federal Trade Commission. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1946, Reich graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968. From 1968 to 1970, he studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master's degree before earning his law degree from Yale Law School in 1973. Outside of political work, Reich has held several academic positions. He spent twelve years, from 1981 to 1993, on the faculty of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. After leaving the Clinton administration, Reich became a professor of social and economic policy at Brandeis University's Heller Graduate School, where he still teaches today. Bill Clinton Essays Life in Brief Life Before the Presidency Campaigns and Elections Domestic Affairs Foreign Affairs Life After the Presidency Family Life The American Franchise Impact and Legacy [ print all essays ] Bill Clinton Home Citation Information Consulting Editor Russell L. Riley Professor Riley is co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program and project director of the William J. Clinton Presidential History Project. His writings include: The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831–1965 (Columbia University Press, 1999) American President has changed! Click here to take a short survey and tell us what you think!