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Notable Secretaries of State

Published On: Jan 31 2013 08:13:02 AM CST

Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts was nominated to be secretary of state by President Obama and was overwhelmingly confirmed as the 68th secretary of state by his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. Take a look at notable secretaries of state.

Colin Powell
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Colin Powell served from 2001-2005. He was the first African-American to serve as secretary of state.

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