Sonny Perdue

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Perdue in 2008

George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue III (December 20, 1946 –) is an American veterinarian, businessman and politician who served as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to 2021. He previously served as the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011; Perdue was the first Republican to hold the office since the Reconstruction era.


  • I am proud and honored to be joining President-elect Trump’s administration as his Secretary of Agriculture,” Perdue said Thursday. “Beginning as a simple Georgia farm boy, making sure Americans who make their livelihood in the agriculture industry are thriving is near and dear to my heart, and I’m going to champion the concerns of American agriculture and work tirelessly to solve the issues facing our farm families in this new role.
    • (January 2017)

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  • Sonny Perdue is going to accomplish great things as Secretary of Agriculture, From growing up on a farm to being governor of a big agriculture state, he has spent his whole life understanding and solving the challenges our farmers face, and he is going to deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land.

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