answersLogoWhite
History of the United States
US Presidents

Which US secretary of state became president?

101112

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2013-01-26 17:47:54
2013-01-26 17:47:54

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren and James Buchanan all served as Secretary of State before they were President. ( As you can, 5 of the first 8 presidents stepped up from Secretary of State to President. )

1

Related Questions

User Avatar

James Madison who was the Secretary of State when the Louisiana Purchase was made.

User Avatar

Edmund Muskie was US Secretary of State at the start of 1981. After Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as President on January 20th, 1981, Alexander Haig became the new Secretary of State.

User Avatar

When it became a state in 1788 there was no US President.

User Avatar

The Secretary of State is appointed by the President of the US, subject to approval by the Senate

User Avatar

The Secretary of State is fourth in line to become president in an emergency situation.

User Avatar

Taft was the president in 1912, when Arizona became a state.

User Avatar

George Washington, the 1st US President, had Thomas Jefferson in his cabinet as the 1st Secretary of State.

User Avatar

McKinley was the President when it became a Territory and Eisenhower when it became a US State.

User Avatar

John M. Clayton ( 1796-1856) from Delaware was Taylor's Secretary of State. He negotiated the Clayton- Bulwer treaty with Britain which became controversial.

User Avatar

James Buchanan, who served as Secretary of State for James Polk was the most recent Secretary of State to later become President. (Other former Secretaries who later became President were Martin Van Buren, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe , James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.)

User Avatar

The 35th US President, John F. Kennedy, had Dean Rusk for the position of Secretary of State.President John F. Kennedy's Secretary of State was Dean Rusk.

User Avatar

President Gerald R. Ford was NEVER US Secretary of State.

User Avatar

Yes, Secretary of the Treasury is 5th in line, following the Vice President, Speaker of the House, President pro tempore of the Senate, and Secretary of State.

User Avatar

No, but he did serve in US President Franklin Pierce's Cabinet as Secretary of War

User Avatar

In January 2012 serving the US President Barack Obama is the former First Lady Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

User Avatar

Theodore Roosevelt was, before becoming US President, a NY State Assemblyman, US Civil Service Commissioner, President of New York Board of Police Commissioners, Governor of NY State, Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Vice-President of the US.

User Avatar

1850 is when California became a state, during that time, Millard Fillmore was president.

User Avatar

James Madison was president when Louisiana became a state on April 30, 1812.

User Avatar

The Speaker of the House. The "Order of Succession" in the US Govt is as follows: President Vice President Speaker of the House President pro tempore of the Senate Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of Defense. Attorney General Secretary of the Interior Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Labor Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Energy Secretary of Education Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary of Homeland Security Following the last position above would be the top military commander/s.

User Avatar

The US presidential line of succession is as follows. After president it is Vice President, or Speaker of House, or President pro tempore of the Senate, or Secretary of State, or Secretary of treasury, secretary of defense, or Attorney General in that order.

User Avatar

I assume you mean "present US sec of state" and the answer is Condoleeza Rice".

User Avatar

Martin Van Buren was the US President when Iowa became the 29th US state.The date was December 28, 1846.

User Avatar

Dwight Eisenhower.Hawaii became the 50th State in 1959 and the US President at that time was Dwight David Eisenhower.

User Avatar

Eisenhower was the US President when it became a state.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.