Chuck Hagel is just one of many appointed from the opposing party

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    President Barack Obama officially nominated Republican Chuck Hagel for the secretary of defense position on Monday.

    GlobalPost took a look at how often presidents in the last two decades have nominated members of the opposing party for positions within their administrations.

    Here is a closer look at each president’s nominations, with appointments to the U.S. cabinet and Federal Reserve chairmanship in bold.

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    President Barack Obama officially nominated Republican Chuck Hagel for the secretary of defense position. GlobalPost took a look at how often presidents in the last two decades have nominated members of the opposing party for positions within their administrations. (Global Post)

    George H. W. Bush (R) appointed:

    Dennis B. Ross                 Director of the State Dept. Policy Planning Staff

    Griffin Bell                         Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform

    Robert Strauss                  Ambassador to Soviet Union/Russia

    Richard Stone                   Ambassador to Denmark

    Bill Clinton (D) appointed:

    Michael Chertoff               US Attorney for the District of New Jersey

    Roger W. Johnson            GSA Administrator

    John Negroponte              Ambassador to the Philippines

    Julie Belaga                     Board of Directors of the Export Import Bank

    Alan Greenspan               Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    William Cohen                Secretary of Defense

    George W. Bush (R) appointed:

    John Dilulio                       Director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

    Tom Schieffer                   Ambassador to Australia/Japan

    Norman Mineta                Secretary of Transportation

    Paul F. McHale, Jr.           Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense

    Richard Carmona              Surgeon General

    R. David Paulison             Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Lanny Davis                     Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

    Pete Geren                       Secretary of the Army

    Zell Miller                         American Battle Monuments Commission member

    Diane Farrell                     Board of Directors of the Export Import Bank

    Barack Obama (D) appointed:

    Ray LaHood                      Secretary of Transportation

    Robert Gates                     Secretary of Defense

    Jon Huntsman, Jr.              Ambassador to China

    John M. McHugh                Secretary of the Army

    Jim Leach                          Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities

    Chuck Hagel                       Co-Chair of President’s Intelligence Advisory Board/Secretary of Defense

    Douglas Kmiec                   Ambassador to Malta

    Larry Pressler                     US Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad

    Ben Bernanke                     Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    Jerome H. Powell                Federal Reserve Board of Governors

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