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William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr.
William Thaddeus Coleman - Cabinet meeting.jpg
Judge of the United States Court of Military Commission Review
In office
September 21, 2004 – December 17, 2009
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byScott Silliman
4th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
March 7, 1975 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byClaude Brinegar
Succeeded byBrock Adams
Personal details
Born(1920-07-07)July 7, 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMarch 31, 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 96)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lovida Hardin
ChildrenLovida
William
Hardin
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Harvard University

William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr. (July 7, 1920 – March 31, 2017) was an American attorney and politician.[1] Coleman was the fourth United States Secretary of Transportation, from March 7, 1975 to January 20, 1977.

Coleman, Jr. died from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Alexandria, Virginia on March 31, 2017, aged 96.[2]

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