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Chief officer of the US State Department.

04-Mar-1790 22-Mar-1790 John Jay (acting)
22-Mar-1790 31-Dec-1793 Thomas Jefferson
02-Jan-1794 20-Aug-1795 Edmund Randolph
10-Dec-1795 12-May-1800 Timothy Pickering
06-Jun-1800 04-Feb-1801 John Marshall
02-May-1801 03-Mar-1809 James Madison
06-Mar-1809 01-Apr-1811 Robert Smith
06-Apr-1811 30-Sep-1814 James Monroe
28-Feb-1815 03-Mar-1817 James Monroe
22-Sep-1817 03-Mar-1825 John Quincy Adams
07-Mar-1825 03-Mar-1829 Henry Clay
28-Mar-1829 23-Mar-1831 Martin Van Buren
24-May-1831 29-May-1833 Edward Livingston
29-May-1833 30-Jun-1834 Louis McLane
01-Jul-1834 03-Mar-1841 John Forsyth
06-Mar-1841 08-May-1843 Daniel Webster
24-Jul-1843 28-Feb-1844 Abel P. Upshur
01-Apr-1844 10-Mar-1845 John C. Calhoun
10-Mar-1845 07-Mar-1849 James Buchanan
08-Mar-1849 22-Jul-1850 John Middleton Clayton
23-Jul-1850 24-Oct-1852 Daniel Webster
06-Nov-1852 03-Mar-1853 Edward Everett
08-Mar-1853 06-Mar-1857 William L. Marcy
06-Mar-1857 14-Dec-1860 Lewis Cass
17-Dec-1860 05-Mar-1861 Jeremiah S. Black
06-Mar-1861 04-Mar-1869 William Henry Seward
05-Mar-1869 16-Mar-1869 Elihu Benjamin Washburne
17-Mar-1869 12-Mar-1877 Hamilton Fish
12-Mar-1877 07-Mar-1881 William M. Evarts
07-Mar-1881 19-Dec-1881 James G. Blaine
19-Dec-1881 06-Mar-1885 Frederick T. Frelinghuysen
07-Mar-1885 06-Mar-1889 Thomas F. Bayard
07-Mar-1889 04-Jun-1892 James G. Blaine
29-Jun-1892 23-Feb-1893 John W. Foster
07-Mar-1893 28-May-1895 Walter Q. Gresham
19-Jun-1895 05-Mar-1897 Richard Olney
06-Mar-1897 27-Apr-1898 John Sherman
28-Apr-1898 16-Sep-1898 William R. Day
30-Sep-1898 01-Jul-1905 John Hay
19-Jul-1905 27-Jan-1909 Elihu Root
27-Jan-1909 05-Mar-1909 Robert Bacon
06-Mar-1909 05-Mar-1913 Philander Knox
05-Mar-1913 09-Jun-1915 William Jennings Bryan
24-Jun-1915 13-Feb-1920 Robert Lansing
23-Mar-1920 04-Mar-1921 Bainbridge Colby
05-Mar-1921 04-Mar-1925 Charles Evans Hughes
05-Mar-1925 28-Mar-1929 Frank B. Kellogg
28-Mar-1929 04-Mar-1933 Henry L. Stimson
04-Mar-1933 30-Nov-1944 Cordell Hull
01-Dec-1944 27-Jun-1945 Edward Stettinius, Jr.
03-Jul-1945 21-Jan-1947 James F. Byrnes
21-Jan-1947 20-Jan-1949 George C. Marshall
21-Jan-1949 20-Jan-1953 Dean Acheson
21-Jan-1953 22-Apr-1959 John Foster Dulles
22-Apr-1959 20-Jan-1961 Christian Herter
21-Jan-1961 20-Jan-1969 Dean Rusk
22-Jan-1969 03-Sep-1973 William P. Rogers
22-Sep-1973 20-Jan-1977 Henry Kissinger
23-Jan-1977 28-Apr-1980 Cyrus Vance
08-May-1980 18-Jan-1981 Ed Muskie
22-Jan-1981 05-Jul-1982 Alexander Haig
16-Jul-1982 20-Jan-1989 George Shultz
25-Jan-1989 23-Aug-1992 James Baker
08-Dec-1992 19-Jan-1993 Lawrence Eagleburger
20-Jan-1993 17-Jan-1997 Warren Christopher
23-Jan-1997 19-Jan-2001 Madeleine Albright
20-Jan-2001 27-Jan-2005 Colin Powell
28-Jan-2005 20-Jan-2009 Condoleezza Rice
21-Jan-2009 01-Feb-2013 Hillary Clinton
01-Feb-2013 -- John Kerry

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