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Today in history: January 13
President Johnson named the first black cabinet member
 
Weaver was the country's first black cabinet member. 
Weaver was the country's first black cabinet member.  (Bettmann/CORBIS)

Jan. 13, 1966: President Johnson named the first black cabinet member, Robert Weaver, to head Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HHS), now referred to as Health and Human Services (HHS).

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"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can — and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." — Abraham Lincoln

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