Assistant Secretaries of State for Legislative Affairs

The Department of State created the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations and International Conferences during a general reorganization in Dec 1944, after Congress authorized an increase in the number of Assistant Secretaries in the Department from four to six (Dec 8, 1944; P.L. 78-472; 58 Stat 789). The reorganization was the first to assign substantive designations to specific Assistant Secretary positions. The title of the Assistant Secretary responsible for Congressional relations has varied over the years.