Carl Reid was the first Secretary of Labor under President Josiah Bartlet. He served from 1999 to 2002.

Reid wanted Senator Seth Gillette to be on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Security, and even met with President Bartlet to request it.[1]

In late 2001, Reid held a conference in the White House Press Room about a "school-to-work initiative." [2]

Carl Reid left in January 2002 to accept a position at Shearson. He was succeeded by Indiana Governor Jack Buckland. [3]


  1. "Labor wants Gillette on the Commission." from Ellie
  2. "Labor Secretary Carl Reid will brief from this podium in one hour's time on our school-to-work initiative." from The Women of Qumar
  3. "Carl Reid wants to accept a position at Shearson, and he'll be leaving in about three months." from On the Day Before
Cabinet of President Josiah Bartlet
Vice President   John HoynesBob Russell
Secretary of State   Lewis Berryhill
Secretary of the Treasury   Ken KatoKaren Browning
Secretary of Defense   Miles Hutchinson
Attorney General   Dan LarsonAlan Fisk
Secretary of the Interior   Bill Horton
Secretary of Agriculture   Roger Tribbey
Secretary of Commerce   Mitch Bryce
Secretary of Labor   Carl ReidJack Buckland
Secretary of Health and Human Services   Blieden
Secretary of Education   Jim Kane
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development   Deborah O'LearyBill Fisher
Secretary of Transportation   Keaton
Secretary of Energy   Ben ZaharianBill TrotterGerald Deloit
Secretary of Veterans Affairs   Weaver
White House Chief of Staff   Leo McGarryC.J. Cregg
Director of Central Intelligence   George RollieRob KonradGeorge Rollie

Preceded by:
eventually Leo McGarry
United States Secretary of Labor
Succeeded by:
Jack Buckland