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Encyclopedia > William Hunter (Asst. Sec. of State)

William Hunter (18051886) was a politician and diplomat from Rhode Island. He was a confidential clerk to Secretary of State John Clayton in the United States Department of State from 1849 to 1850, serving with George P. Fisher. He had served as acting Secretary of State on two occasions, once in 1853 and again in 1860, and served as Assistant Secretary of State in 1855 and Second Assistant Secretary from 1866 until his death in 1886. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... John Middleton Clayton (July 24, 1796–November 9, 1856) was an American statesman from Delaware who served as a U.S. Senator and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1849 to 1850. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... George Purnell Fisher, (October 13, 1817 – February 10, 1899) was an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... The Assistant Secretary of State, from 1853 until 1913, was the second-ranking official within the American Department of State. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...

Preceded by:
William S. Derrick
Chief Clerk of the United States State Department
May 17, 1852May 7, 1855
Succeeded by:
(none)
Preceded by:
Ambrose Dudley Mann
United States Assistant Secretary of State
May 9, 1855October 31, 1855
Succeeded by:
John Addison Thomas
Preceded by:
(none)
United States Second Assistant Secretary of State
July 27, 1866July 22, 1886
Succeeded by:
Alvey A. Adee

 
 

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