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Secretary - Notable Historical Events

NeroJun 9, 68

Thomas CromwellApr 15, 1534

John JayDec 21, 1784

Alexander HamiltonSep 11, 1789

Thomas JeffersonMar 22, 1790

Benjamin BannekerAug 19, 1791

John Quincy AdamsSep 22, 1817

William Jennings BryanAug 15, 1914

StalinApr 3, 1922

Warren G. HardingApr 7, 1922

HitlerJul 20, 1933

George MarshallJan 8, 1947

Nikita KhrushchevSep 14, 1953

Henry KissingerSep 22, 1973

Paul McCartneySep 15, 1980

ReaganDec 16, 1980

President BushMar 9, 1989

Nelson MandelaJun 30, 1992

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Secretary - Historical Events
Date Event
68-06-09

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.

1534-04-15

Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

1566-03-09

David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1590-07-19

King Philip Ii's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail

1618-05-23

2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.

1755-11-14

Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'

1784-12-21

John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)

1789-09-11

Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury

1790-03-22

Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington

1791-08-19

Benjamin Banneker writes a letter to the Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson using language from the 'United States Declaration of Independence' to criticize Jefferson's pro-slavery stance and to request justice for African Americans

1804-07-11

Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

1804-07-12

Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.

1807-03-25

George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

1817-09-22

John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State

1829-09-29

British Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel establishes London's Metropolitan Police - hence the nicknames "bobbies" and "peelers".

1861-09-25

Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves

1862-08-25

US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves

1863-01-26

American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)

1865-04-14

U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

1866-02-16

Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War.

1867-08-12

US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

1868-07-28

US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

1876-02-07

Pres Grants private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring

1900-03-20

US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an 'open door' policy in China have essentially accepted his stand.

1900-10-16

Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, in which they agree to maintain the territorial integrity of China and support the 'open door' policy called for by US secretary of State

1901-10-25

In Great Britain, Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany it leads to widespread agitation against the British and eventual breakdown of negotiations for an Anglo-German alliance

1902-02-01

US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there

1905-07-29

US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1906-02-01

Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured

1908-11-30

The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific

1909-11-13

Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.

1914-08-15

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

1915-05-13

US Secretary of State Bryan sends a note to Germany demanding that Germany disavow the attacks on the Lusitania and make immediate reparations; however, the note is written only to 'pacify exited public opinion', according to Bryan

1915-06-09

William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

1915-10-21

William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

1916-04-18

US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop

1922-04-03

Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

1922-04-07

Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

1925-07-01

Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK

1930-12-19

James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

1931-08-15

Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary

1933-02-28

1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

1933-07-20

Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler

1940-10-29

Secretary of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-258-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history

1943-01-05

William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces

1947-01-08

Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

1947-09-17

James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US secretary of defense

1948-09-03

W Gomulka deposed as general secretary of Polish Worker's party

1950-09-21

George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.

1952-11-10

Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN

1953-01-19

Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary

1953-01-21

John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State

1953-03-31

UN Security Council nominates Dag Hammarskjoeld secretary-general

1953-04-07

Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary

1953-04-08

Dag Hammarskjoeld chosen as secretary-general of UN

1953-09-14

Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

1956-03-20

E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP

1956-12-14

Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO

1957-09-26

Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN

1957-10-08

Procter & Gamble director N McElroy becomes US Secretary of Defense

1958-03-27

Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party

1959-04-15

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns

1961-01-31

NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign

1961-04-21

Dirk Stikker chosen as secretary general of NATO

1961-10-30

UN unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general after the death of Dag Hammarskjöld in a plane crash

1961-11-03

General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general

1962-11-30

U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously

1963-10-07

Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary

1966-04-08

Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party

1968-03-15

British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns

1969-01-09

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

1969-04-03

Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

1969-04-17

Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party

1970-02-01

Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss matters related to the Northern Ireland economy

1970-07-01

British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"

1970-08-10

British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

1970-10-30

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security

1971-01-18

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling

1971-02-26

Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

1971-06-04

J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO

1971-09-03

Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO

1971-10-01

Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO

1971-12-21

UN Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim as 4th secretary General

1971-12-22

UN General Assembly ratifies former Austrian President Kurt Waldheim as secretary-General

1972-01-31

British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling makes statement to the House of Commons on the events of 'Bloody Sunday' "The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs"

1972-03-26

William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting

1972-06-19

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland

1973-09-22

Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

1974-09-13

OPEC instructs its Secretary General to "carry out a study of supply and demand in relation to possible production controls"

1976-02-11

Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black US Secretary of Army

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' car in Dublin

1976-10-04

Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke

1976-12-08

UN General Assembly re-elects Kurt Waldheim secretary-General

1976-12-21

Patricia R Harris named secretary of HUD

1980-04-28

Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns

1980-09-15

Paul McCartney releases "Temporary Secretary"

1980-12-16

President-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state

1982-04-05

Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

1982-06-25

US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz

1982-07-16

George P. Shultz sworn in as US Secretary of State

1983-02-07

1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)

1984-06-22

Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

1985-11-12

Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb

1986-01-06

British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns

1986-06-29

Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement

1987-06-08

Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing

1987-11-11

Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

1987-12-08

US President Reagan & Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev sign a treaty eliminating medium range nuclear missiles

1988-08-08

US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

1989-03-09

US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

1989-08-25

Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.

1990-10-11

UK Foreign Secretary Hurd says force would be used if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait

1990-11-04

US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia

1990-11-30

US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

1990-12-13

US Secretary of State Baker questions Iraq's seriousness about Middle East peace

1991-01-13

UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam

1992-06-30

South African ANC President Nelson Mandela meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar

1993-12-15

Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense

1995-11-28

James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack

1996-12-10

Rwandan Genocide: Military advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General and head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Maurice Baril recommends that the UN multi-national forces in Zaire stand down.

1996-12-13

Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1997-02-04

US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish

1998-08-19

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission chairperson, Archbishop D. Tutu, releases documents revealing an alleged plot by Western countries to assassinate United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden

2001-03-06

US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a 2-million-barrels government-owned reserve to be used in emergency circumstances

2001-08-10

US and UK reject a proposal by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to permit the Iraqi government to use $1 billion per year to fund infrastructure improvements and to increase oil production capacity

2002-02-12

US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.

2002-11-15

Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the Communist Party of China.

2004-02-27

Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.

2004-11-30

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.

2005-01-26

Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

2013-01-28

John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State

2014-11-03

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for world leaders to act on climate change following stark warning from scientists on its severe and irreversible effects

2014-11-15

Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

2017-02-16

Puzder Withdraws Nomination to Be Trump's Labor Secretary

2017-02-23

US Homeland Secretary Kelly warns Guatemalans to stay home

2017-03-01

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wore $500 slippers to Trump's address

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Secretary - Notable Birthdays

Alexander HamiltonJan 11, 1755

Andrew W. MellonMar 24, 1855

KhrushchevApr 15, 1894

Henry KissingerMay 27, 1923

Mikhail GorbachevMar 2, 1931

Hillary RodhamOct 26, 1947

Secretary - Birthdays
Date Event
1736-01-19

Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95

1751-10-20

Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch MP/secretary of Interior

1755-01-11

Alexander Hamilton, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, (d. 1804)

1762-10-16

Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)

1784-01-28

George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State

1794-03-31

Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

1801-05-16

William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)

1810-07-01

Walter White, secretary (NAACP)

1814-12-19

Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)

1820-08-26

James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)

1827-10-14

Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Excheque

1830-07-08

Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)

1836-02-27

Russell Alexander Alger, General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff

1836-9-10

Joseph Wheeler, General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff

1837-03-31

Robert Ross McBurney, 1st paid secretary of the YMCA

1838-10-27

John Davis Long, Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee

1844-04-22

Lewis Thornton Powell, would-be assassin of Secretary of State William H. Seward (d. 1865)

1846-05-17

Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle

1855-03-24

Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, banker (Mellon Bank), US Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32) and philanthropist

1863-10-16

Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)

1864-11-19

George Barbier, Phila, actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary)

1864-11-28

Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)

1867-04-16

Jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice

1873-02-02

Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)

1874-01-01

Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)

1874-06-18

Alfred Huger Moses Jr., The Social Secretary

1876-05-26

May Futrelle, The Secretary of Frivolous Affairs

1876-08-17

Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)

1877-11-25

Abe Scholtz, His Private Secretary

1878-06-27

Jean François van Royen, Dutch bibliophile/secretary-general of PTT

1880-04-28

Hugh Kidder, His Private Secretary

1880-07-15

Nathaniel Sack, The Social Secretary

1883-01-08

Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)

1884-07-18

Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)

1884-08-23

Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1927-1932 (d. 1937)

1888-02-25

John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)

1890-12-22

Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain

1891-05-11

Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)

1893-04-11

Dean G Acheson, statesman/US Secretary of State (1949-53)

1893-10-01

Faith Baldwin, Wife vs. Secretary

1894-04-15

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

1896-07-16

Trygve Halvdan Lie, Norway, 1st UN secretary general (1946-52)

1898-11-09

Leonard Carmichael, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964)

1900-04-28

Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)

1901-05-07

L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)

1906-12-19

Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

1906-12-25

Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)

1907-07-08

George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)

1907-07-27

Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee

1907-11-17

Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)

1908-03-22

Maurice H Stans, Shakope Minn, Secretary of Commerce (1969-72)

1908-06-17

Evalyn Knapp, His Private Secretary

1908-12-08

John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)

1909-02-09

Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69)

1909-07-03

Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz

1909-08-21

C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)

1910-03-12

Charles Martin, My Dear Secretary

1910-08-12

Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Association of Women)

1911-04-01

Ferdinand J Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (soc dem)

1911-09-06

Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary

1912-01-05

Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)

1913-06-23

William P Rogers, Norfolk NY, US secretary of state (1969-73)

1913-07-02

Gwen Seager, Personal Secretary

1914-06-15

Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary

1914-06-16

Stewart Griffith, secretary (MCC)

1914-07-14

Sidney George Gray, company secretary

1914-09-19

Rogers Morton, Louisville Ky, US Secretary of Interior (1968-75)

1915-10-09

Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture

1917-03-27

Cyrus R Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80)

1917-08-18

Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)

1917-12-26

Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes

1918-05-08

Robert O'Brien, Lucy's Substitute Secretary

1918-12-21

Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)

1919-08-18

Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)

1920-01-19

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General

1920-01-31

Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)

1920-03-16

Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary (d. 2002)

1920-03-16

Traudl Junge, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary

1920-12-13

George P Schultz, US Secretary of State (1982-89)

1921-04-06

Lord Moore of Wolvercote [Philip Brian Cecil Moore], Private Secretary to the Sovereign (UK)

1921-05-29

Bertha Priestley, Andy Hardy's Private Secretary

1922-08-02

Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)

1922-09-01

Melvin R Laird, (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73)

1922-10-04

Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)

1922-11-14

Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992- )

1923-05-27

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)

1923-07-26

Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)

1923-07-28

Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state

1924-04-18

Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary

1925-06-14

Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John Kennedy)

1926-09-15

Edward Derwinski, Chicago, Illinois, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992

1928-01-28

Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)

1928-04-01

Herbert Klein, newscaster/press secretary

1929-02-15

James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)

1929-03-06

Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)

1929-05-08

V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)

1930-04-11

James Alan Ferman, secretary (British Board of Film Classification)

1930-04-11

Nicholas F Brady, US Secretary of Treasury (1988-93)

1930-04-12

Lou A de Graaf, Dutch asst secretary of Social Affairs (VDA)

1930-06-21

Gerald Kaufman, British MP (shadow Foreign Secretary)

1930-11-23

William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)

1930-12-21

Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches

1931-02-25

J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)

1931-03-02

Mikhail Gorbachev, Privolnoye USSR, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91)

1931-05-07

Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)

1931-06-21

Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)

1931-09-27

Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)

1932-06-21

Bernard Ingham, press secretary (Margaret Thatcher)

1933-03-21

Michael Heseltine, UK Secretary of State for Defence (1986)/MP

1933-08-01

Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary Welsh Office

1934-03-27

David Hancock, secretary (British Dept of Education & Science)

1934-04-02

Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)

1934-04-02

Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)

1934-05-25

Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)

1934-12-24

Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.

1935-02-15

John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)

1935-04-04

Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)

1935-04-07

Hodding Carter III, press secretary (Jimmy Carter)

1935-05-03

Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)

1935-07-13

Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)

1936-07-29

Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)

1937-05-15

Madeleine Albright, Prague Czechoslovakia, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)

1937-05-17

Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy

1937-08-01

Richard Lloyd Jones, secretary (Welsh Office)

1938-01-09

Aad Kosto, Dutch theologist/actor/asst secretary of Justice

1938-01-31

James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)

1938-05-04

William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)

1938-06-27

Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior

1938-08-29

Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury

1939-03-27

Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)

1939-05-12

Ronald Ziegler, press secretary (Nixon)

1939-07-02

John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)

1939-09-13

Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary

1939-12-26

Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)

1940-03-16

Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)

1940-08-29

James Brady, press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt)

1941-02-27

Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)

1941-11-16

Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )

1942-11-24

Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)

1943-07-31

William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar

1943-09-05

Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (d. 2007)

1943-09-25

Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense

1943-9-25

Robert Gates, The Soldiers' Secretary/Afghanistan's Top Spy/Sovereign Citizens

1944-05-17

Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG

1945-02-10

John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)

1945-08-26

Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)

1946-08-16

Lesley Ann Warren, Secretary

1947-03-22

André Heller, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary

1947-06-11

Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration

1947-06-20

Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

1947-07-16

Alexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor

1947-10-26

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chicago, Illinois, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013)

1948-01-24

Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras

1949-03-12

David Mellor, secretary of the British treasury/MP

1949-05-31

Louellen Aden, Elly, the Secretary

1951-04-25

Patrick Collins, It's a Secretary Thing!

1951-06-04

Yvonne MCT van Rooy, Dutch Secretary of State Secretary (CDA)

1952-04-26

Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)

1952-06-12

Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush

1953-03-26

Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor

1953-07-16

Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

1954-03-11

Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior

1954-11-14

Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State

1955-02-01

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)

1956-03-09

Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General

1956-03-09

David Willetts, UK Shadow Secretary for Education (Conservative)

1956-10-17

Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)

1960-10-13

Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary

1960-12-08

Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)

1961-03-26

William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales

1961-07-17

Barbara Hall, Madam Secretary

1962-11-03

Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary

1963-02-05

Steven Shainberg, Secretary

1964-02-12

Erin Cressida Wilson, Secretary

1966-10-23

Mark E. Mobley, Secretary

1973-06-17

Kevin Moore, Secretary's Day 2

1974-02-02

Osgood Perkins, Secretary

1975-06-21

Louise Fenton, Secretary

1979-01-21

Arantxa Silvestre, Secretary

1979-04-11

Corrie Mendes, Secretary

1981-07-17

Michelle B., The Perfect Secretary

1981-9-10

Trinity, The Perfect Secretary

1983-02-07

Bianka Pureheart, The Perfect Secretary

1985-07-27

Emma Butt, Secretary Looking Lady with Huge Tits and Wet Pussy

1985-11-16

Carli Banks, It's a Secretary Thing!

1989-9-23

Jamie Lamore, It's a Secretary Thing!

Secretary - Notable Weddings

Louis PasteurMay 29, 1849

Robert H. GoddardJun 21, 1924

Erle Stanley GardnerAug 9, 1968

Hillary RodhamOct 11, 1975

Nick FaldoJan 3, 1986

Secretary - Weddings
Date Event
1849-05-29

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

1924-06-21

Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester

1968-08-09

Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

1975-10-11

Future US President Bill Clinton weds future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham

1986-01-03

Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

1996-02-14

Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Secretary - Notable Divorces

Nick FaldoOct 13, 1998

Secretary - Divorces
Date Event
1998-10-13

Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

Secretary - Notable Deaths

Alexander HamiltonJul 12, 1804

Andrew W. MellonAug 26, 1937

Frank KelloggDec 21, 1937

Secretary - Deaths
Date Event
1566-03-09

David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered by Protestant nobles

1590-04-06

Francis Walsingham, English secretary of state, dies at about 57

1719-06-17

Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47

1746-10-02

Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty

1804-07-12

Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken

1822-11-06

Hendrik van Stralen, Secretary of Interior, dies at 71

1844-02-28

Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1844-02-28

Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1852-07-09

Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58

1864-01-07

Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)

1865-06-21

Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)

1869-12-24

Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55

1872-10-10

William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

1876-11-06

Giacomo Antonelli, secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70

1892-09-07

John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies

1906-01-25

Joseph Wheeler, General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff

1906-03-04

John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)

1907-01-24

Russell Alexander Alger, General Wheeler and Secretary of War Alger at Camp Wikoff

1915-04-25

Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)

1915-08-28

John Davis Long, Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee

1917-02-17

Edmund Bishop, English secretary of Thomas Carlyle, dies at 70

1936-02-27

Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)

1937-08-26

Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

1937-12-21

Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

1941-09-04

Abe Scholtz, His Private Secretary

1945-05-02

Martin Bormann, German Nazi Officer, Personal Secretary to Hitler, commits suicide aged 44 (remains identified 1972)

1952-06-03

Hugh Kidder, His Private Secretary

1958-02-06

Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager

1959-05-24

John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

1960-06-27

Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69

1968-12-30

Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician, first United Nations Secretary General (b. 1896)

1979-09-05

Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (b. 1884)

1981-06-12

Evalyn Knapp, His Private Secretary

1984-04-22

Maria P. Donovan, My Dear Secretary

1987-07-25

Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries

1988-01-08

Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76

1989-03-11

John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)

1991-11-13

Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb

1992-01-08

Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies

1993-04-14

Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death

1994-03-25

Rudi Feld, My Dear Secretary

1994-11-11

John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)

1996-02-17

Bentley Bridgewater, british Museum secretary, dies at 84

1996-04-03

Ron Brown, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (b. 1941)

1996-08-21

Sidney George Gray, company secretary, dies at 82

1998-10-10

Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

2000-11-03

Gwen Seager, Personal Secretary

2002-01-12

Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)

2002-02-10

Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's secretary (b. 1920)

2002-02-10

Traudl Junge, Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary

2003-02-10

Ron Ziegler, press secretary to Richard Nixon (b. 1939)

2003-06-10

Donald Regan, Chief of Staff and U.S. Treasury Secretary (b. 1918)

2003-10-02

John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)

2004-10-16

Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)

2005-04-30

Ron Todd, TGWU General Secretary (1985 - 1992) (b. 1927)

2005-05-22

Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)

2005-11-07

Robert O'Brien, Lucy's Substitute Secretary

2006-03-28

Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)

2007-01-03

William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)

2007-07-07

Mark E. Mobley, Secretary

2007-11-08

Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (b. 1943)

2008-07-12

Tony Snow, former speechwriter for Presidents George H.W. Bush and press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)

2008-09-30

Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singapore Opposition Leader & former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party (b. 1926)

2008-11-04

Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

2009-07-06

Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)

2009-09-14

Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)

2011-11-01

Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)

2012-01-15

Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs, dies of cancer at 85

2016-02-16

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former UN Secretary General, Dies at 93

2016-06-13

Donald Carr, former TCCB secretary, dies aged 89

2016-06-26

Lord Mayhew, former Northern Ireland secretary, dies aged 86

2017-08-25

Cecil Andrus, Carter's Interior Secretary, dies at age 85

2018-08-19

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dies at age 80


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