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Former Secretaries of State


  1. Thomas Jefferson (1790-1793)
  2. Edmund Jennings 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 (1811-1817)
  8. John Quincy Adams (1817-1825)
  9. Henry Clay (1825-1829)
  10. Martin Van Buren (1829-1831)
  11. Edward Livingston (1831-1833)
  12. Louis McLane (1833-1834)
  13. John Forsyth (1834-1841)
  14. Daniel Webster (1841-1843)
  15. Abel Parker Upshur (1843-1844)
  16. John Caldwell Calhoun (1844-1845)
  17. James Buchanan (1845-1849)
  18. John Middleton Clayton (1849-1850)
  19. Daniel Webster (1850-1852)
  20. Edward Everett (1852-1853)
  21. William Learned Marcy (1853-1857)
  22. Lewis Cass (1857-1860)
  23. Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1860-1861)
  24. William Henry Seward (1861-1869)
  25. Elihu Benjamin Washburne (1869-1869)
  26. Hamilton Fish (1869-1877)
  27. William Maxwell Evarts (1877-1881)
  28. James Gillespie Blaine (1881-1881)
  29. Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1881-1885)
  30. Thomas Francis Bayard (1885-1889)
  31. James Gillespie Blaine (1889-1892)
  32. John Watson Foster (1892-1893)
  33. Walter Quintin Gresham (1893-1895)
  34. Richard Olney (1895-1897)
  35. John Sherman (1897-1898)
  36. William Rufus Day (1898-1898)
  37. John Milton Hay (1898-1905)
  38. Elihu Root (1905-1909)
  39. Robert Bacon (1909-1909)
  40. Philander Chase 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 Billings Kellogg (1925-1929)
  46. Henry Lewis Stimson (1929-1933)
  47. Cordell Hull (1933-1944)
  48. Edward Reilly Stettinius (1944-1945)
  49. James Francis Byrnes (1945-1947)
  50. George Catlett Marshall (1947-1949)
  51. Dean Gooderham Acheson (1949-1953)
  52. John Foster Dulles (1953-1959)
  53. Christian Archibald Herter (1959-1961)
  54. David Dean Rusk (1961-1969)
  55. William Pierce Rogers (1969-1973)
  56. Henry A. (Heinz Alfred) Kissinger (1973-1977)
  57. Cyrus Roberts Vance (1977-1980)
  58. Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1980-1981)
  59. Alexander Meigs Haig (1981-1982)
  60. George Pratt Shultz (1982-1989)
  61. James Addison Baker (1989-1992)
  62. Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (1992-1993)
  63. Warren Minor Christopher (1993-1997)
  64. Madeleine Korbel Albright (1997-2001) (see also former Secretary Albright's Archive site)
  65. Colin Luther Powell (2001-2005)  (see also former Secretary Powell's Archive site)
  66. Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009) (see also former Secretary Rice's Archive site)
  67. Hillary Rodham Clinton (2009-2013) (see also Secretary Clinton's Archive site)


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