Secretary of State
Compere: "Wasn't he marvellous? The Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs! And now gentlemen and ladies, a very big welcome please for the Minister of Pensions and Social Security!"
1913-1915, under Woodrow Wilson
50th US Secretary of State, 1947-49; 1880-1959
Served in the Tyler Administration
First African-American appointed to the post, serving under George W. Bush; born 1937
First woman appointed to the post, serving under Bill Clinton; born in Czechoslovakia in 1937