Rodney Slater (1997–2001) - Secretary of Transportion [cite this] ↑Bill Clinton Home Page Rodney Slater was secretary of transportation during the second Clinton administration (1997-2001).Slater was born in Marianna, Arkansas, in 1955, graduating from Eastern Michigan University and earning his law degree at the University of Arkansas. From 1987 to 1992, he was a member of the Arkansas State Highway Commission, chairing the commission in 1992. President Clinton appointed Slater administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, a position he held from 1993 until he was chosen to head the Department of Transportation in 1997. 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!