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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John Kerry. The U.S. Senate voted on January 29, 2013 to approve the five-term senator from Massachusetts for the position of U.S. secretary of state in President Barack Obama's cabinet.

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