News reports have Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as the leading candidate to become our next Secretary of State. Have we ever had a civil engineer this high in the federal government? From his Wiki page:
Tillerson was born on March 23, 1952 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1965. In 1970, he graduated from Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. During his time at UT Austin, he was involved with the Tejas Club, Longhorn Band, and Alpha Phi Omega. In 2006 he was named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate.