Secretaries of State

William Rufus Day

Biography of Secretary of State, William Rufus Day

William Rufus Day was appointed Secretary of State in President William McKinley’s Cabinet on April 26, 1898. He entered into duty on April 28, 1898, and served...Read More >>

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