Work, Hubert

Work, Hubert,

1860–1942, American cabinet officer, b. Marion Center, Pa. A practicing physician in Colorado, he became prominent in state and then in national Republican politics. He was Postmaster General (1922–23) under President Harding; then, after the exposure of Albert B. Fall in the Teapot Dome Scandal, succeeded him (1923) as Secretary of the Interior and reorganized the department. He resigned in 1928 and, as Republican national chairman (1928–29), managed Herbert Hoover's successful campaign for the presidency.
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In both his professional and pro-bono work, Hubert has been active in improving the quality and management of public space and public amenities, and is currently focusing on health and sustainability in Healthcare facilities.