John S. Herrington

American politician
John Stewart Herrington (born May 31, 1939) is an American Republican politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Energy under Ronald Reagan during his second term. Herrington was born in Los Angeles, California, and earned his A.B. at Stanford University in 1961 and his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1964. While attending Stanford University, he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He practiced law privately as an attorney from 1965–1981, primarily in San Francisco, and publicly as deputy district attorney of Ventura County. In the Reagan Administration, Herrington served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) from 1981 to 1983, deputy assistant for presidential personnel from 1983 to 1985, and Secretary of Energy from 1985 to 1989. After government service, Herrington was the Chairman of Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc. Herrington remains active in politics in his home state, having served for a time as Chairman of the California Republican Party. He currently owns Vic Stewart's, a nationally recognized steakhouse, with locations in Contra Costa County: Walnut Creek and Brentwood. He also develops real estate, and acts as an advisor to numerous corporations.

Personal facts

Given name
John S.
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Birth date
Birth place
Los Angeles
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Politics facts

Office positions
United States Secretary of Energy
Political parties
Republican Party (United States)
Administration served
Ronald Reagan

Education facts

Alma mater
Stanford University University of California, Hastings College of the Law

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