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1789
1794
Henry Knox (under George Washington)
1795
 
Timothy Pickering (under George Washington)
1796
 
James McHenry (under George Washington and John Adams)
1800
 
Samuel Dexter (under John Adams)
1801
1809
Henry Dearborn (under Thomas Jefferson)
1809
1813
William Eustis (under James Madison)
1813
1814
John Armstrong (under James Madison)
1814
1815
James Monroe (under James Madison)
1815
1816
William H. Crawford (under James Madison)
1817
1825
John C. Calhoun (under James Monroe)
1825
1828
James Barbour (under John Quincy Adams)
1828
1829
Peter Buell Porter (under John Quincy Adams)
1829
1831
John Henry Eaton (under Andrew Jackson)
1831
1836
Lewis Cass (under Andrew Jackson)
1837
1841
Joel Roberts Poinsett (under Martin Van Buren)
1841
 
John Bell (under William Henry Harrison and John Tyler)
1841
1843
John C. Spencer (under John Tyler)
1843
1844
James Madison Porter (under John Tyler)
1844
1845
William Wilkins (under John Tyler)
1845
1849
William L. Marcy (under James Knox Polk)
1849
1850
George Walker Crawford (under Zachary Taylor)
1850
1853
Charles Magill Conrad (under Millard Fillmore)
1853
1857
Jefferson Davis (under Franklin Pierce)
1857
1860
John Buchanan Floyd (under James Buchanan)
1861
 
Joseph Holt (under James Buchanan)
1861
1862
Simon Cameron (under Abraham Lincoln)
1862
1868
Edwin M. Stanton (under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson)
1868
1869
John McAllister Schofield (under Andrew Johnson)
1869
 
John Aaron Rawlins (under Ulysses S. Grant)
1869
 
William T. Sherman (under Ulysses S. Grant)
1869
1876
William W. Belknap (under Ulysses S. Grant)
1876
 
Alphonso Taft (under Ulysses S. Grant)
1876
1877
J. Donald Cameron (under Ulysses S. Grant)
1877
1879
George Washington McCrary (under Rutherford B. Hayes)
1879
1881
Alexander Ramsey (under Rutherford B. Hayes)
1881
1885
Robert Todd Lincoln (under Chester A. Arthur)
1885
1880
William C. Endicott (under Grover Cleveland)
1889
1891
Redfield Proctor (under Benjamin Harrison)
1891
1893
Stephen B. Elkins (under Benjamin Harrison)
1893
1897
Daniel Scott Lamont (under Grover Cleveland)
1897
1899
Russell A. Alger (under William McKinley)
1899
1904
Elihu Root (under William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt)
1904
1908
William Howard Taft (under Theodore Roosevelt)
1908
1909
Luke Edward Wright (under Theodore Roosevelt)
1909
1911
Jacob M. Dickinson (under William Howard Taft)
1911
1913
Henry L. Stimson (under William Howard Taft)
1913
1916
Lindley M. Garrison (under Woodrow Wilson)
1916
1921
Newton D. Baker (under Woodrow Wilson)
1921
1925
John W. Weeks (under Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge)
1925
1929
Dwight F. Davis (under Calvin Coolidge)
1929
 
James W. Good (under Herbert Hoover)
1929
1933
Patrick J. Hurley (under Herbert Hoover)
1933
1936
George H. Dern (under Franklin D. Roosevelt)
1936
1940
Harry H. Woodring (under Franklin D. Roosevelt)
1940
1946
Henry L. Stimson (under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman)
1945
1947
Robert P. Patterson (under Harry S. Truman)
1947
 
Kenneth C. Royall (under Harry S. Truman)



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