Sunday, August 13, 2017

U.S. PRESIDENT | Line of Succession, August 2017

The photos above omit #9, Sonny Perdue (R), Secretary of Agriculture.
The wrong person is also listed as #11, Secretary of Labor; it should be Alex Acosta (R).
Acting officers whose prior appointment required Senate confirmation are considered eligible for the line of succession. 

No Democrats or women appear among the top 14 names on this list. 

The highest-ranking woman on the list would have been Elaine Chao (R), Secretary of Transportation, at  #14, except that she is a naturalized, not a natural-born, citizen. 

1 Vice President – Mike Pence (R)
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives – Paul Ryan (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate – Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State – Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury – Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense – James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General – Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior – Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture – Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce – Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor – Alex Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services – Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – Ben Carson (R)
14 Secretary of Energy – Rick Perry (R)
15 Secretary of Education – Betsy DeVos (R)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs – David Shulkin (I)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security – Elaine Duke (I)