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Hubert Work

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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