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General secretary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
The official title of the de-facto leader of the Soviet Union was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin is known to be the first to elevate the position from the former meaning to the latter.
The General Secretary may also be the head of a trade union, particularly in the United Kingdom or another association such as a federation of agriculture or farmer's union or a co-operative.
U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Senate Organization > Secretary of the Senate (486 words)
As the Senate grew to become a major national institution, numerous other duties were assigned to the Secretary, whose jurisdiction came to encompass clerks, curators, and computers; the disbursement of payrolls; the acquisition of stationery supplies; the education of the Senate pages; and the maintenance of public records.
In 1789 the secretary was authorized to hire "one principal clerk." This principal clerk, or chief clerk, for many years served primarily as a reading clerk on the Senate floor.
The assistant secretary oversees the administration of the 26 departments within the Office of the Secretary and performs the functions of the secretary in his or her absence.
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