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Thomas S. Kleppe

Thomas S. KleppeAKA Thomas Savig Kleppe

Born: 1-Jul-1919
Birthplace: Kintyre, ND
Died: 2-Mar-2007
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Interior, 1975-77

Military service: US Army (Warrant officer, 1942-46, WWII)

Father: Lars Kleppe (owned/operated a grain elevator)
Wife: Frieda K. Kleppe (d. 1957, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Janis Kleppe Cunningham
Son: Thomas Kleppe
Wife: Glendora Loew Kleppe (two daughters)
Daughter: Jane Kleppe Sutermeister
Daughter: Jill Kleppe McClelland

    High School: Valley City High School, Valley City, ND (1936)
    University: Valley City Teachers College (1937)
    Professor: University of Wyoming (1977-)

    US Secretary of the Interior (17-Oct-1975 to 20-Jan-1977 under Gerald Ford)
    Small Business Administration Administrator (1971-75)
    US Congressman, North Dakota 2nd (3-Jan-1967 to 3-Jan-1971)
    Mayor of Bismarck, ND (1950-54)
    George W. Bush for President
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

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