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Sally Jewell Sworn in as Secretary of the Interior


April 12, 2013

Sally Jewell was sworn in as the 51st Secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013.

As Secretary of the Interior, Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.


  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Photo: Tami A. Heilemann - Office of Communications
    Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Photo: Tami A. Heilemann - Office of Communications
    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
    Secretary Jewell
  • Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Interior Solicitor Hilary Tompkins and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Secretary Jewell