Alphonso Michael Espy is an American politician who served as the 25th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1993 to 1994. He was both the first African American and first person from the Deep South to hold the position. A member of the Democratic Party, Espy previously served as the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district from 1987 to 1993.
|A budget in difficult times can and must serve the people for whom it is designed.||Budgets & Budgeting|
|I pledge that I will be the best Secretary of Agriculture that this country has ever had.||Miscellaneous|
|It's raining on Republican farms. It's raining on Democratic farms. So our response must be quick, effective and non-partisan.||Miscellaneous|
|It's unreasonable, unworkable, expensive and unfair.|