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Ryan Zinke Biography

Ryan Zinke is an American politician and businessman who served as United States Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration from 2017 to 2019.

He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Montana’s at-large congressional district from 2015 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a member of the Montana Senate, representing the 2nd district.Zinke was appointed as United States Secretary of the Interior by President Donald Trump. Zinke was confirmed on March 1, 2017, becoming the first Navy SEAL and the first Montanan since statehood to occupy a Cabinet position.

As Secretary, Zinke opened more federal lands for oil, gas and mineral exploration and extraction. Zinke’s expenditures as Secretary of the Interior, which included expensive flights, raised ethical questions and controversy, and were investigated by the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General.

His ethical troubles were the subject of a PBS News Hour report on October 19, 2018.On October 30, 2018, the investigation into Zinke was referred to the Justice Department by Interior’s Inspector General.Trump announced on December 15, 2018, that Zinke would leave his post on January 2, 2019,o be replaced by his deputy David Bernhardt.

Ryan Zinke Age

Ryan Zinke  was born in Bozeman, Montana on  November 1, 1961. He is currently 57 years old as of 2018.

Ryan Zinke Early Life|Education

Zinke was born in Bozeman, Montana, and raised in Whitefish. He is the son of Jean Montana (Harlow) Petersen and Ray Dale Zinke, a plumber. He was a Boy Scout and earned his Eagle Scout award. He was a star athlete at Whitefish High School and accepted a football scholarship to the University of Oregon in Eugene; recruited as an outside linebacker, he switched to offense and was an undersized starting center for the Ducks of the Pac-10 under head coach Rich Brooks.

Zinke earned a B.S. in geology in 1984 and graduated with honors. Zinke later earned an M.B.A. from National University in 1993 and an M.S. in global leadership from the University of San Diego in 2003.

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Ryan Zinke Wife

Zinke married Lolita Hand on August 8, 1992. Both had been married before; Hand was a widow with a young daughter, Jennifer.He and Hand also have two children together: Wolfgang and Konrad. He splits his time between Washington, D.C.; Whitefish, Montana; and Santa Barbara, California, his wife’s hometown.

Ryan Zinke Geologist

Ryan Zinke earned a B.S. in geology in 1984 and graduated with honors. In American Commander, he wrote that he decided on his major by randomly pointing to a major from the academic catalog. Zinke’s intended career path was underwater geology.Despite never working as a geologist, Ryan Zinke publicly refers to himself as a geologist.

Despite Zinke’s undergraduate degree, some of the secretary’s statements suggest he’s not staying up-to-date on the scientific literature, Gulick says. He has some recommendations for reading material: “For instance, the importance of the findings in the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change, which is a extremely well-reviewed document.”

Aaron Johnson, the executive director of another industry group that provides voluntary certification for professional geologists, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, isn’t bothered by Zinke’s claims to be a geologist. But he says that a background in geology doesn’t make someone an expert in all things geoscience — although it could be helpful. “I don’t know many geologists that have experience in oil and gas, and oceanography, and sedimentation, and environmental,” he says. “But I know a lot of geologists who have broad enough knowledge to understand when an expert in that field gives them advice.”

Ryan Zinke Horse

Ryan Zinke, the new Secretary of the Interior, saddled up for his first day on the job.Accompanied by two National Park Service officers, he was spotted riding through Washington, D.C,, aboard a handsome roan horse, wearing a black hat, boots, and jeans.

Ryan Zinke Replacement

David Bernhardt has been serving as acting secretary since January after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned late last year. He was nominated to be the permanent secretary in February.This handover of power at Interior has been striking in its similarity to the change in leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency last year, where an experienced Washington insider replaced a high-profile outsider.

Similarly, Zinke resigned from his post after mounting ethics complaints led the Justice Department to consider a criminal investigation into his conduct. Bernhardt, his replacement, is a former industry lobbyist and has previously worked at the Interior Department. And like Wheeler, Bernhardt has now been confirmed to take over his department in a permanent capacity.

Ryan Zinke Resigns

On December 15, 2018, Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Ryan Zinke would leave “the Administration at the end of the year”; he later tweeted that he would name the new Secretary of the Interior the following week. According to The Washington Post, Zinke had submitted his resignation the same morning.

Ryan Zinke  himself later posted a statement on Twitter, saying that “I cannot justify spending thousands of dollars defending myself and my family against false allegations…It is better for the President and Interior to focus on accomplishments rather than fictitious allegations.” His resignation came just a week after the announcement that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure was announced.

In January 2019, Zinke began a new job as the managing director Artillery One, a cryptocurrency investment firm founded by investor Daniel Cannon, stating that he was “going to make Artillery One great again.”In an interview, he stated that “I’m focused on cyber security, protection of infrastructure and emerging countries that can act as a test bed for new technologies. There is some suspicion that blockchain does not really work. We think it does and we want to showcase the utility and flexibility of the model.” The company is working on a test bed project in Kosovo, where Zinke served during his time in the U.S. Navy.

Ryan Zinke Net Worth

American politician and businessman Ryan Zinke has earned himself a decent amount of money.He has an accumulated net worth of $1,307,500 as of 2019.

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