Secretaries of State

Hamilton Fish

Biography of Secretary of State, Hamilton Fish

Hamilton Fish was appointed Secretary of State by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 11, 1869, and began his duties on March 16. Fish served until March 11...Read More >>

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