Secretaries of State

Thomas Jefferson

Biography of Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson served as the first Secretary of State from March 22, 1790, to December 31, 1793. Jefferson brought remarkable talents to a long career guiding...Read More >>

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