Secretaries of State

Edmund Randolph

Biography of Secretary of State, Edmund Randolph

Edmund Jennings Randolph succeeded Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State on January 2, 1794. Like Jefferson, Randolph resigned from office. Randolph departed o...Read More >>

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