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Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Massachusetts state seal © Public Domain
Date: 11/05/2013 Description: Massachusetts state flag © Public Domain

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Current Secretary of State John Kerry hails from Massachusetts. More»

The Rogers Act, which established the present-day Foreign Service, was sponsored by former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts John Jacob Rogers. More»

William Palfrey of Massachusetts was the first U.S. Consul. More»

For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. Read on for some specific ways that the Department worked to benefit this state’s citizens.

Massachusetts

*Excluding Canada and Mexico, whose land border entries are not included in the methodology for establishing the number of international visitors by State.

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