The people who have served the Department of State represent a long and complex tradition of U.S. diplomacy. This section contains a variety of information about these people and their work. It includes the following:
- Biographies of the Secretaries of State and suggestions for further reading about these public servants;
- Extensive lists of the past Principal Officers of the Department of State and Chiefs of Mission organized by position, country, and name;
- Details about the foreign travels of the Secretaries of State and the Presidents of the United States; and,
- Lists of the visits of foreign leaders to the United States.