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 Welcome to the United States Secretaries of State web page. This page provides biographical information and photographs of each Secretary of State. The biographies from Thomas Jefferson to Cyrus Vance were gathered from the U.S. Department of State publication entitled, "The Secretaries of State: Portraits and Biographical Sketches". (Su Doc Number: S 1.69:162) The remaining biographies of the Secretaries are cited in the bibliography section below. Select the Secretary of State you want information about from the list below. If you don't know which one you are interested in, perhaps the name index, below, will help you.

The biographical sketches from 1861 to 1968 have citations to a series entitled, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS). This print source provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy. FRUSdocuments include diplomatic commentaries, memoranda, diplomatic notes and telegrams, and other documents tracing foreign policy. Included in the citation is the year of the particular book in the series and how many volumes are included in that year (if applicable). Some biographies provide links to the online full text version of FRUS. To find the print series ofForeign Relations of the United States,contact your local Federal Deposity Library.


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History of Department of State
Index to Names: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
  1. THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1789-1793
  2. EDMUND RANDOLPH, 1794-1795
  3. TIMOTHY PICKERING, 1795-1800
  4. JOHN MARSHALL, 1800-1801
  5. JAMES MADISON, 1801-1809
  6. ROBERT SMITH, 1809-1811
  7. JAMES MONROE, 1811-1814 and 1815-1817
  8. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 1817-1825
  9. HENRY CLAY, 1825-1829
  10. MARTIN VAN BUREN, 1826-1831
  11. EDWARD LIVINGSTON, 1831-1833
  12. LOUIS McLANE, 1833-1834
  13. JOHN FORSYTH, 1834-1841
  14. DANIEL WEBSTER, 1841-1843
  15. ABEL P. UPSHUR, 1843-1844
  16. JOHN C. CALHOUN, 1843-1845
  17. JAMES BUCHANAN, 1845-1849
  18. JOHN M. CLAYTON, 1849-1850
  19. DANIEL WEBSTER, 1850-1852
  20. EDWARD EVERETT, 1852-1853
  21. WILLIAM L. MARCY, 1853-1857
  22. LEWIS CASS, 1857-1860
  23. JEREMIAH S. BLACK, 1860-1861
  24. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, 1861-1869
  25. ELIHU B. WASHBURNE, 1869
  26. HAMILTON FISH, 1869-1877
  27. WILLIAM M. EVARTS, 1877-1881
  28. JAMES G. BLAINE, 1881
  29. FREDERICK T. FRELINGHUYSEN, 1881-1885
  30. THOMAS F. BAYARD, 1885-1889
  31. JAMES G. BLAINE, 1889-1892
  32. JOHN W. FOSTER, 1892-1893
  33. WALTER Q. GRESHAM, 1893-1895
  34. RICHARD OLNEY, 1895-1897
  35. JOHN SHERMAN, 1897-1898
  36. WILLIAM R. DAY, 1898
  37. JOHN HAY, 1898-1905
  38. ELIHU ROOT, 1905-1909
  39. ROBERT BACON, 1909
  40. PHILANDER C. KNOX, 1909-1913
  41. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, 1913-1915
  42. ROBERT LANSING, 1915-1920
  43. BAINBRIDGE COLBY, 1920-1921
  44. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, 1921-1925
  45. FRANK B. KELLOGG, 1925-1929
  46. HENRY LEWIS STIMSON, 1929-1933
  47. CORDELL HULL, 1933-1944
  48. EDWARD R.STETTINIUS, JR., 1944-1945
  49. JAMES F. BYRNES, 1945-1947
  50. GEORGE C. MARSHALL, 1947-1949
  51. DEAN G. ACHESON, 1949-1953
  52. JOHN FOSTER DULLES, 1953-1959
  53. CHRISTIAN A. HERTER, 1959-1961
  54. DEAN RUSK, 1961-1969
  55. WILLIAM P. ROGERS 1969-1973
  56. HENRY A. KISSINGER, 1973-1977
  57. CYRUS VANCE, 1977-1980
  58. EDMUND SIXTUS MUSKIE, 1980-1981
  59. ALEXANDER MEIGS HAIG, JR., 1981-1982
  60. GEORGE P. SHULTZ, 1982-1989
  61. JAMES ADDISON BAKER, III, 1989-1992
  62. LAWRENCE S. EAGLEBURGER,1992-1993
  63. WARREN M. CHRISTOPHER, 1993-1997
  64. MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT, 1997-2001
  65. COLIN L. POWELL, 2001-


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