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Encyclopedia > United States Secretary of War

The Secretary of War was a member of the United States President's Cabinet, beginning with George Washington's administration. The Secretary of War led the War Department. At first, he was responsible for all military affairs. In 1798, the Secretary of the Navy was added to the cabinet, and the scope of this office was reduced to a general concern with the Army. In 1947, the departments were recombined under the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of War was replaced by the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force, non-Cabinet positions under the Secretary of Defense. The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ... Line drawing of the Department of Wars seal. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and The role of the Secretary of Defense is to be the principal defense policy advisor to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Army The United States Secretary of the Army has statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management. ... The Secretary of the Air Force is the civilian head of the United States Department of the Air Force, a component organization of the Department of Defense. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and The role of the Secretary of Defense is to be the principal defense policy advisor to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense...


Previous Secretaries of War

Henry Knox was the first United States Secretary of War, appointed by George Washington in 1789.
Picture Name Began Service Ended Service President(s) served under
Henry Knox September 12, 1789 December 31, 1794 George Washington
Timothy Pickering January 2, 1795 December 10, 1795 Washington
James McHenry January 27, 1796 May 13, 1800 Washington, John Adams
Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 January 31, 1801 John Adams
Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 March 4, 1809 Thomas Jefferson
William Eustis March 7, 1809 January 13, 1813 James Madison
John Armstrong, Jr. January 13, 1813 September 27, 1814 Madison
James Monroe September 27, 1814 March 2, 1815 Madison
William Harris Crawford August 1, 1815 October 22, 1816 Madison
John C. Calhoun October 8, 1817 March 4, 1825 James Monroe
James Barbour March 7, 1825 May 23, 1828 John Quincy Adams
Peter Buell Porter May 23, 1828 March 4, 1829 John Quincy Adams
John Henry Eaton March 9, 1829 June 18, 1831 Andrew Jackson
Lewis Cass August 1, 1831 October 5, 1836 Jackson
Joel Roberts Poinsett March 7, 1837 March 4, 1841 Martin Van Buren
John Bell March 5, 1841 September 13, 1841 William Henry Harrison, John Tyler
John C. Spencer October 12, 1841 March 4, 1843 Tyler
James Madison Porter March 8, 1843 February 14, 1844 Tyler
William Wilkins February 15, 1844 March 4, 1845 Tyler
William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 March 4, 1849 James K. Polk
George Walker Crawford March 8, 1849 July 22, 1850 Zachary Taylor
Charles Magill Conrad August 15, 1850 March 4, 1853 Millard Fillmore
Jefferson Davis March 7, 1853 March 4, 1857 Franklin Pierce
John Buchanan Floyd March 6, 1857 December 29, 1860 James Buchanan
Joseph Holt January 18, 1861 March 4, 1861 Buchanan
Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 January 14, 1862 Abraham Lincoln
Edwin M. Stanton January 20, 1862 May 28, 1868 Lincoln, Andrew Johnson
John M. Schofield June 1, 1868 March 13, 1869 Johnson
John Aaron Rawlins March 13, 1869 September 6, 1869 Ulysses S. Grant
William Tecumseh Sherman September 9, 1869 October 24, 1869 Grant
William W. Belknap October 25, 1869 March 2, 1876 Grant
Alphonso Taft March 8, 1876 May 22, 1876 Grant
J. Donald Cameron May 22, 1876 March 4, 1877 Grant
George W. McCrary March 12, 1877 December 10, 1879 Rutherford B. Hayes
Alexander Ramsey December 10, 1879 March 4, 1881 Hayes
Robert Todd Lincoln March 5, 1881 March 4, 1885 James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur
William C. Endicott March 5, 1885 March 4, 1889 Grover Cleveland
Redfield Proctor March 5, 1889 November 5, 1891 Benjamin Harrison
Stephen B. Elkins December 17, 1891 March 4, 1893 Harrison
Daniel Scott Lamont March 5, 1893 March 4, 1897 Cleveland (2nd term)
Russell A. Alger March 5, 1897 August 1, 1899 William McKinley
Elihu Root August 1, 1899 January 31, 1904 McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft February 1, 1904 June 30, 1908 Theodore Roosevelt
Luke Edward Wright July 1, 1908 March 4, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Jacob M. Dickinson March 12, 1909 May 21, 1911 William Howard Taft
Henry L. Stimson May 22, 1911 March 4, 1913 Taft
Lindley M. Garrison March 5, 1913 February 10, 1916 Woodrow Wilson
Newton D. Baker March 9, 1916 March 4, 1921 Wilson
John W. Weeks March 5, 1921 October 13, 1925 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
Dwight F. Davis October 14, 1925 March 4, 1929 Coolidge
James W. Good March 6, 1929 November 18, 1929 Herbert Hoover
Patrick J. Hurley December 9, 1929 March 4, 1933 Hoover
George H. Dern March 4, 1933 August 27, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry H. Woodring September 25, 1936 June 20, 1940 FDR
Henry L. Stimson July 10, 1940 September 21, 1945 FDR, Harry S. Truman
Robert P. Patterson September 27, 1945 July 18, 1947 Truman
Kenneth C. Royall July 19, 1947 September 18, 1947 Truman

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as the 21st President of the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x3084, 536 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott Crowninshield family ... William Crowninshield Endicott (November 19, 1826 - May 6, 1900) was an American politician. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1032x1200, 51 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War Redfield Proctor ... Redfield Proctor (June 1, 1831–March 4, 1908) was an American politician in the Republican Party. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1938x2311, 278 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War Stephen Benton Elkins ... Stephen Benton Elkins (September 26, 1841 - January 4, 1911) was an American industrialist and political figure. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 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Download high resolution version (450x620, 16 KB)Russell Alexander Alger Source: Russell Alexander Alger in Library of Congresss The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Photograph credited to Neil, Henry. ... {{Infobox US Cabinet official | name=Russell Alexander Alger | image=Russell Alexander Alger2. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (456x608, 42 KB) http://lcweb2. ... 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William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early 20th century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Luke_Edward_Wright. ... Luke Edward Wright (1846 - 1922) was a U.S. political figure. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (872x1160, 141 KB) http://www. ... Patrick J. Hurley (January 8, 1883, Indian Territory — July 30, 1963, Santa Fe, NM) was an American soldier, statesman, and diplomat. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3368x4571, 414 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War George Dern Portal:Utah/DYK Portal:Utah/DYK/8 ... George Henry Dern (born 1872) was an American politician, and the 54th War Secretary. ... 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See also

  • Confederate States Secretary of the War

External links

  • Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army: Portraits and Biographical Sketches

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