Notable Secretaries of State

Published On: Jan 31 2013 08:13:02 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 12:17:53 PM 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.

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James Baker (pictured here with former President Jimmy Carter during a hearing at American University April 18, 2005, in Washington, D.C.) served from 1989-1992. Baker brought almost two decades of experience in politics, both behind the scenes and in key administration positions, with him to the State Department.

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