Rick Perry

Former Secretary of Energy

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Former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry served as the 14th Secretary of Energy.

Prior to joining the Administration as Secretary of Energy, Perry served as the 47th governor of Texas. As Governor of the Lone Star State, Perry championed conservative principles that helped Texas become America’s economic engine.

Governor Rick Perry is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having flown C-130 tactical airlift aircraft in Europe and the Middle East. He is deeply involved with supporting the active duty and veteran community, both as Governor and now as Secretary of Energy.

Perry earned distinction early in his life as an Eagle Scout. He was one of the first in his family to go to college, earning a degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and a Yell Leader.

He is a lifetime member of both the NRA and American Legion Post #75.

Perry married his childhood sweetheart, Anita, in 1982. They have two children, two beautiful granddaughters, and a grandson who was born on the 4th of July of this year.

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Coming Together to Empower Veterans and Prevent Suicide
July 12, 2019
The full strengths of the federal government are being brought to bear on this challenge. But even more is needed.
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Secretary Perry at EarthX 2019 in Dallas
April 30, 2019
Secretary Perry spoke at EarthX in Dallas on April 25, 2019.
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The New American Energy Era: Secretary Perry Keynote Address at CERA Week
March 13, 2019
Secretary Perry talks about the new era of American energy at CERAWeek in Texas.
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Energy Diversity and Security Remarks by Secretary Rick Perry
November 14, 2018
Secretary Rick Perry talks about energy diversity and security in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Secretary Perry Announces the Launch of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Energy Dialogue
November 9, 2018
United States and Poland sign Memorandum of Understanding for a reinforced Strategic Dialogue on Energy.
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17 National Labs: Changing the World We Live In
November 7, 2018
Secretary Perry visited each Energy Department National Laboratory.
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The world can live without Iranian Oil
November 5, 2018
Trump Administration reimposes sanctions on more than 700 people and entities in Iran’s energy, shipping and financial sectors.
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IAEA General Conference: Opening Remarks by Secretary Rick Perry
September 17, 2018
Secretary Perry's remarks at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 17, 2018.
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Opening Remarks by Secretary Perry at the World Gas Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery
June 26, 2018
Remarks by Secretary Perry at the World Gas Conference in Washington, as prepared for delivery.
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