The Kerry brothers, both members of Obama cabinet

By Muckety

June 20, 2013 at 10:25am

An historic, if temporary, promotion occurred in the Obama administration this month with little fanfare.

Cameron F. Kerry, younger brother of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, became acting secretary of Commerce.

Cameron F. Kerry
Cameron F. Kerry

The Boston Globe points out that it is the first time that brothers have held White House cabinet positions.

“When we found ourselves in our first Cabinet meeting earlier this year, I was again reminded of how proud our parents would’ve been of all he’s achieved,” John Kerry told the Globe.

Cameron Kerry, who is counsel to the Commerce Department, will probably not hold the acting secretary title for long. President Obama has nominated his former campaign finance chair, Penny Pritzker, to head the department.

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