Former Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman dies

WASHINGTON — 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 2005-09.

Bush said in a statement that he and former First Lady Laura Bush were saddened by Bodman’s death.

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.