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Clarence H. Albright -- Department of Energy
Under Secretary of Energy

Bud Albright was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as Under Secretary of Energy on June 21, 2007 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 2007. Under Secretary Albright oversees the Department’s Energy and Environment programs, including its diverse portfolio of applied energy research and development activities, nuclear waste management efforts, and environmental cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Albright was Republican Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. In that role he worked to address issues facing the country’s energy, environmental, telecommunications and health industries. Before joining the Committee, Mr. Albright was Vice President of Federal Affairs for Reliant Energy. Mr. Albright also served as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additionally, Mr. Albright was as Associate Counsel on the U.S. Senate Select Committee investigating the Iran-Contra incident. From 1981 through 1986, he also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. While attending law school, Mr. Albright worked on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as a legislative aide and personal aide to Senator Strom Thurmond. He has also worked as a law clerk at a private law firm. A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Mr. Albright holds an undergraduate degree in history and political science from Presbyterian College in his home state and a Juris Doctor Degree from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia. Mr. Albright lives in Virginia with his wife and their two children.

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