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U.S. Secretaries of War

Can you name all U.S. Secretaries of War until the position was abolished in 1947?
Includes the Secretary at War position, which existed from 1781-1789
Parties: Democratic, Republican, Whig, Democratic-Republican, Federalist, Independent
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Last updated: June 29, 2021
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Term
Secretary
1781-1783
Benjamin Lincoln
1785-1794
Henry Knox
1795
Timothy Pickering
1796-1800
James McHenry
1800-1801
Samuel Dexter
1801-1809
Henry Dearborn
1809-1813
William Eustis
1813-1814
John Armstrong, Jr.
1814-1815
James Monroe
1815-1816
William H. Crawford
1817-1825
John C. Calhoun
1825-1828
James Barbour
1828-1829
Peter Buell Porter
1829-1831
John H. Eaton
1831-1836
Lewis Cass
1837-1841
Joel Roberts Poinsett
1841
John Bell
1841-1843
John Canfield Spencer
1843-1844
James Madison Porter
Term
Secretary
1844-1845
William Wilkins
1845-1849
William Learned Marcy
1849-1850
George W. Crawford
1850-1853
Charles Magill Conrad
1853-1857
Jefferson Davis
1857-1860
John B. Floyd
1861
Joseph Holt
1861-1862
Simon Cameron
1862-1868
Edwin M. Stanton
1868-1869
John McAllister
1869
John Aaron Rawlins
1869-1876
William W. Belknap
1876
Alphonso Taft
1876-1877
J. Donald Cameron
1877-1879
George W. McCrary
1879-1881
Alexander Ramsey
1881-1885
Robert Todd Lincoln
1885-1889
William Crowninshield Endicott
1889-1891
Redfield Proctor
Term
Secretary
1891-1893
Stephen Benton Elkins
1893-1897
Daniel S. Lamont
1897-1899
Russell A. Alger
1899-1904
Elihu Root
1904-1908
William Howard Taft
1908-1909
Luke Edward Wright
1909-1911
Jacob M. Dickinson
1911-1913
Henry L. Stimson
1913-1916
Lindley Miller Garrison
1916-1921
Newton D. Baker
1921-1925
John W. Weeks
1925-1929
Dwight F. Davis
1929
James William Good
1929-1933
Patrick J. Hurley
1933-1936
George Dern
1936-1940
Harry Hines Woodring
1940-1945
Henry L. Stimson
1945-1947
Robert P. Patterson
1947
Kenneth C. Royal
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