Former Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, who served under President George W. Bush, has died.
Bodman, a chemical engineer and businessman, also was deputy secretary of both Treasury and Commerce in the Bush administration. He was energy chief in Bush's second term, from 2005 to 2009.
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Bush said in a statement that he and former First Lady Laura Bush were saddened by Bodman's death, adding: "Sam had a brilliant mind, and we are fortunate that he put his intellect to work for our country as secretary of energy."
Bodman, 79, of El Paso, Texas, was trained as a chemical engineer. He was president of Fidelity Investments before becoming CEO of Cabot Corp., a Boston-based company that makes specialty chemicals. He later chaired an energy advisory board at the University of Texas.