Washington, D.C.— Former Secretary of Energy in the George W. Bush administration (2005-2009) and a Carnegie trustee from 2009 until 2013, Samuel Bodman died at the age of 79 on September 7, 2018, in El Paso Texas, after a lengthy illness.
Before serving as Energy Secretary, Bodman served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury between 2003 and 2005, and Deputy Secretary of Commerce between 2001 and 2003.
Born in Chicago in 1938, Bodman went on to receive a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell in 1961 and a Ph.D. from MIT in 1965. He then taught at MIT until 1970 and worked at a venture capital firm later joining Fidelity Investments. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of a specialty chemical company Cabot Corporation. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Bodman joined the Carnegie board in 2009 and, with his background in engineering and finance, served as a valuable member of the Budget and Operations and Finance Committees.
Bodman is survived by his wife Diane Bodman, three children, two stepchildren, and numerous grandchildren.