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Mary Peters (politician)

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Mary Peters
Mary Peters, official FHWA photo.jpg
15th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
October 17, 2006 – January 20, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byNorman Mineta
Succeeded byRay LaHood
Personal details
Born (1948-12-04) December 4, 1948 (age 72)
Phoenix, Arizona
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Phoenix
Harvard University

Mary E. Peters (born December 4, 1948) was the United States Secretary of Transportation. She is the second woman and first Arizonan to hold the position. Peters joined the Arizona Department of Transportation in 1985, and was appointed by Gov. Jane Dee Hull to serve as its director in 1998.[1] In 2006, President Bush appointed Peters as the Co-Vice Chairwoman of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.[2]