John Albert Knebel

John Albert Knebel ( born October 4, 1936 in Tulsa, Oklahoma ) is a former American politician, who was the Cabinet of President Gerald Ford as Minister of Agriculture.

A native of Oklahoma gag made ​​in 1959 at the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating and graduated in 1962 as Master at Creighton University in Omaha. In 1965, he received his law degree from the American University. His first political experience he gained as an assistant to Republican Congressman J. Ernest Wharton from New York. During the second term of President Richard Nixon, he served as General Counsel for the Small Business Administration.

In the same function John Knebel worked from 1973 for the Ministry of Agriculture; in December 1975 he was appointed there to the Under Secretary. On November 4, 1976 President Ford appointed him as the new Minister for Agriculture. Gag joined the Cabinet in the footsteps of Earl Butz, who resigned after a scandal involving racist remarks. Even when he took office it was clear that he would hold this position only briefly; two days before Gerald Ford lost the presidential election to Democrat Jimmy Carter. To toggle already retired on 20 January 1977 back out of the government. He worked in the result again as a lawyer and became president of the American Mining Congress.