Who is the first black Secretary of State?
What are the names of George Washington's first secretary of state and the secretary of the treasury?
The first Secretary of Foreign Affairs (the original title of the Secretary of State), Robert R. Livingston, was appointed in October 1781. The first Acting Secretary of State under the U.S. Constitution, John Jay, was appointed in September 1789. That was the same month in which the name was changed from Sec. of Foreign Affairs. The first Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, was appointed in March 1790. The current (2014) Secretary of State, John Kerry…
The first secretary of the US was the later president Thomas Jefferson. ---- The first cabinet secretaries (for President George Washington) were: Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson (duties of former Secretary of Foreign Affairs) Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton Secretary of War Henry Knox Attorney General Edmund Randolph