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Arne Duncan
9th United States Secretary of Education
Assumed office
January 21, 2009
President Barack Obama
Deputy Anthony Miller
Preceded by Margaret Spellings
Superintendent of Chicago Public Schools
In office
June 26, 2001 – January 21, 2009
Appointed by Richard Daley
Preceded by Paul Vallas
Succeeded by Ron Huberman
Personal details
Born November 6, 1964 (1964-11-06) (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Karen Luann Duncan (present)
Children Claire,
Residence Chicago, Illinois,
Washington, D.C.,
Arlington, Virginia
Alma mater Harvard University

Arne Duncan (born November 6, 1964) is an American education administrator who has been United States Secretary of Education since 2009. Duncan previously served as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. He is a Democrat.[1][2]

Duncan was born on November 6, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.[3] He studied at Harvard University. Duncan is married to Karen Luann. They have two children. He lived in Arlington, Virginia and in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. Edmund Broch, US education secretary Arne Duncan endorses equal marriage, Pink News, 7 May 2012
  2. Lee, Carol E. (May 8, 2012). "Marriage Back on Radar". The Wall Street Journal: p. A5.
  3. "Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education - Biography". Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13.

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