Cornell History: Energetic Bodman
January 31, 2005
Samuel W. Bodman III ’61 is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. secretary of energy and takes office the next day. He led the Department of Energy with more than 100,000 employees until 2009. Before that, he also served the George W. Bush administration as deputy secretary of commerce 2001-03 and as deputy secretary of the treasury 2004-05. At Cornell, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the Sphinx Head Society.