Interior Secretary Gale Norton To Resign

(March 10, 2006)—Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton will announce her resignation Friday, The Associated Press has learned.

Norton is the first woman to head the 156-year-old Interior Department.

She was named secretary in January 2001 after serving as Attorney General of Colorado from 1991 to 1999 and then as associate solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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