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Rather, a diverse Cabinet will provide Biden with better advice and encourage more Americans to feel invested in his presidency, just like diverse cabinets have served his predecessors well.

ADADIn 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Oscar Straus, the first Jewish cabinet official, as secretary of commerce.

Frances Perkins, the first woman in a cabinet, served as secretary of labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1988, Ronald Reagan selected Lauro Cavazos as secretary of education and the first Hispanic cabinet secretary.

Yet despite this demonstrated value, the process of inclusion has always taken time, as cabinet secretaries are usually at the top of their respective fields.

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