Secretaries of State

Richard Olney

Biography of Secretary of State, Richard Olney

President Grover Cleveland appointed Richard Olney as Secretary of State on June 8, 1895. Olney began duty on June 10, 1895, and served until March 5, 1897...Read More >>

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