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  General secretary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The official title of the de-facto leader of the Soviet Union was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Joseph Stalin is known to be the first to elevate the position from the former meaning to the latter.
The General Secretary may also be the head of a trade union, particularly in the United Kingdom or another association such as a federation of agriculture or farmer's union or a co-operative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_secretary   (267 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Senate Organization > Secretary of the Senate
As the Senate grew to become a major national institution, numerous other duties were assigned to the Secretary, whose jurisdiction came to encompass clerks, curators, and computers; the disbursement of payrolls; the acquisition of stationery supplies; the education of the Senate pages; and the maintenance of public records.
In 1789 the secretary was authorized to hire "one principal clerk." This principal clerk, or chief clerk, for many years served primarily as a reading clerk on the Senate floor.
The assistant secretary oversees the administration of the 26 departments within the Office of the Secretary and performs the functions of the secretary in his or her absence.
www.senate.gov /reference/office/secretary_of_senate.htm   (486 words)

  
 Human Rights First | Us Law & Security | The Case Against Secretary Rumsfeld
Human Rights First and the American Civil Liberties Union announced their response to arguments by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and three other defendants that they are immune from a lawsuit holding them accountable for policies of torture and abuse committed under their watch against civilians detained by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On March 6, 2006, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld filed a long-anticipated motion to dismiss in the case brought by the ACLU and Human Rights First on behalf of victims of torture in U.S. custody.
On January 5, 2006, Human Rights First and the ACLU filed a consolidated amended complaint in the civil lawsuit charging Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with legal responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
www.humanrightsfirst.org /us_law/etn/lawsuit/index.asp   (701 words)

  
 Alexander Hamilton . Timeline . Treasury Secretary | The New-York Historical Society
In September 1789, Washington, the newly elected first President, tapped his former aide to be first Secretary of the Treasury.
Hamilton, in his position as first Secretary of the Treasury, took a nation that was mired in debt and gave it one of the worldís first modern financial systems.
Hamilton is appointed the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury.
www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org /timeline/timeline4.html   (260 words)

  
 First Secretary - Appaloosa Stallion
First Secretary grew to a full 17 hands, an inch taller than his sire.
First Secretary's November birthday made him ineligible to race, so instead his owners used him as a stud.
First Secretary lived into old age and died in 1993 after suffering from colic.
barnlot.tripod.com /firstsecretarynarr.html   (288 words)

  
 BBC News | UK Politics | First secretary addresses state of nation
In a broad speech, the first secretary talked about working in partnership with local authorities, addressing social and economic inequalities and bringing together the whole of Wales in a practical way.
Rod Richards, Conservative leader, criticised the first secretary's speech as "one of the worst I have heard in a long time".
He called on the first secretary not to mislead the country with statistics which did not measure up.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/369766.stm   (479 words)

  
 Cathy Cox Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Cathy Cox is serving her second term as Georgia’s Secretary of State, having first been elected in 1998.
Cathy Cox is the first woman to serve as Georgia’s Secretary of State.
Secretary Cox made campaign disclosure reports available on the Internet, allowing citizens to see for themselves who is supporting candidates for public office.
www.sos.state.ga.us /misc/cathybio.htm   (509 words)

  
 The Biography of Kofi A. Annan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The first Secretary-General to be elected from the ranks of United Nations staff, he began his first term on 1 January 1997.
He subsequently led the first United Nations team negotiating with Iraq on the sale of oil to fund purchases of humanitarian aid.
His April 1998 report to the Security Council on "The Causes of Conflict and the Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa" was among several efforts to maintain the international community's commitment to Africa, the most disadvantaged of the world's regions.
www.un.org /News/ossg/sg/pages/sg_biography.html   (894 words)

  
 MovieFreak.com - Secretary Review
First things firstSecretary is not your mother’s romantic comedy.
For in the world of Secretary, pink leather just might be kinky enough to go over, but in a way that would probably have Reese blushing from here until next Wednesday.
Secretary is truly one of the year’s best finds, and there isn’t really much more to say about it than that.
www.moviefreak.com /reviews/s/secretary_a.htm   (614 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Madam Secretary: A Memoir: Books: Madeleine Albright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Half of "Madam Secretary" is devoted to that period of her life, while the rest tells the story of how a refugee from Czechoslovakia eventually became the first woman Secretary of State in American history and one of the most admired public figures of recent years (she was confirmed 99-0 by the Senate).
The first female American Secretary of State narrates her life story with emphasis on her unexpected rise from refugee from European tyranny to the highest councils of the land.
The first part of book is very good in explaining on how she as a child of refugees became secretary of state.
www.amazon.com /Madam-Secretary-Memoir-Madeleine-Albright/dp/1401359620   (3562 words)

  
 To the Geneva Summit: Perestroika and the Transformation of U.S.-Soviet Relations
In his first letter to the new leader of the Soviet Union, President Reagan states his hope for the improvement of bilateral relations and extends an invitation for Mikhail Gorbachev to visit him in Washington.
This Politburo session became the first one of many where Gorbachev used his power of appointment to quickly and decisively bring his supporters into the inner circle of the Politburo, and to retire those apparatchiks, who, in Gorbachev's view could not be counted on to implement the new reforms.
In their first private meeting Reagan and Gorbachev both spoke about the mistrust and suspicions of the past and of the need to begin a new stage in U.S.-Soviet relations.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB172/index.htm   (3549 words)

  
 First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Administrator, on behalf of the Biangai Land Owining Group of the Kwembu, ...
First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Administrator, on behalf of the Biangai Land Owining Group of the Kwembu, Baiawen, Kaisinik, Wandumi, Winima and Wurawura Villages v The Administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea and Leahy (re Por [1971-72] PNGLR 442 (6 March 1972)
The first question is whether the expression “person aggrieved” is to be restricted to a party to the proceedings.
The first main ground based on the fact that the Administration’s claim was made after the provisional order, is that the Land Titles Commission exceeded its jurisdiction in that it made a final order upholding the Administration’s claim to a freehold interest without having made a provisional order in respect of that claim.
www.worldlii.org /pg/cases/PNGLR/1971/442.html   (4484 words)

  
 Columbia News ::: Marion "Betty" Jemmott, First Female Secretary of CU Diest
In 1978, she was appointed the first woman secretary of the University, a position she held for 10 years until her retirement in 1988.
In these positions, Jemmott served as the primary liaison for the University trustees and the president, maintained University records and ensured that all matters of the University were transacted in accordance with statutes and bylaws.
Later that year, she was named assistant to the secretary of the University and in 1970 became assistant to the president.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/06/05/jemmott.html   (622 words)

  
 Arkansas’ First Agriculture Secretary to hear farmers’ concerns - News - January 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Richard "Dick" Bell, Arkansas’ first secretary of agriculture, will speak with limited resource and small-scale farmers at an open forum on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.
As agriculture secretary, Bell oversees the State Plant Board, the Livestock and Poultry Commission and the Forestry Commission.
Bell was assistant secretary of agriculture for international affairs and commodity programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. and received USDA’s Distinguished Service Award for expanding U.S. agriculture trade and food aid during the early 1970s.
www.uaex.edu /news/january2006/0127uapb.htm   (269 words)

  
 Nebraska Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Chuansheng Liu is the Minister Counselor for Education, and was the first female minister appointed to lead the Education office on all matters related to education in the embassy.
The event, hosted by Secretary of State John Gale and Gov. Mike Johanns, showcased the state in the areas of agriculture, business, education and technology.
March 4, 2004 The Secretary of State’s Office welcomed five visitors from Lithuania, hosted by the Salvation Army.  They were in the United States to learn more about different forms of government and the role of women in American politics.  Ms.
www.sos.state.ne.us /admin/protocol/foreign_visitors.html   (832 words)

  
 Grizzard Sworn-in as the First Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy [10/01/2002]
Grizzard is the first person in the department to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy was authorized by Congress in the fiscal 2001 Labor Department appropriation.
Grizzard is responsible for advising the Secretary of Labor on issues related to the employment of people with disabilities.
www.dol.gov /opa/media/press/odep/ODEP2002567.htm   (333 words)

  
 George Washington (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97).
He first gained public notice when, as adjutant of one of Virginia's four military districts, he was dispatched (October 1753) by Gov. Robert Dinwiddie on a fruitless mission to warn the French commander at Fort Le Boeuf against further encroachment on territory claimed by Britain.
As a delegate (1774-75) to the First and Second Continental Congress, Washington did not participate actively in the deliberations, but his presence was undoubtedly a stabilizing influence.
sc94.ameslab.gov.cob-web.org:8888 /TOUR/gwash.html   (2298 words)

  
 First Bank
He created the First National Bank, and began practices such as manipulation of the interest rates and subsidies for American companies that are still in use today.
He also was a strong supporter of federal involvement in the economy, and was the first to try to manipulate the stock market, establish interest rates, and create government subsidies for American companies so that they could compete with their European counterparts.
Though he was never found guilty, he never recovered from accusations of involvement in a vicious plot to flmail the Secretary.
www.ushistory.org /gop/tour_firstbank.htm   (464 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - New Treasury secretary backs strong dollar, Social Security solution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced support for a strong dollar on Tuesday and said America "must welcome competition, not run away from it" if the country wants to maintain a competitive advantage.
Delivering his first major speech since he was sworn in three weeks ago as the nation's 74th Treasury secretary, Paulson said he would work to tackle long-term problems such as the need to overhaul the government's three huge benefit programs — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Both the Clinton and Bush administrations have been careful to avoid any comments that could be viewed as efforts to devalue the dollar for fear that currency markets could push the dollar's value down so sharply that it could destabilize the economy.
www.usatoday.com /money/economy/2006-08-01-paulson-speech_x.htm?csp=34   (808 words)

  
 Ridge Becomes First U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
(New department begins task of protecting U.S. from terrorists) (500) Washington -- Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge became the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security as the new cabinet-level department -- comprising 22 federal agencies and 170,000 employees -- launched operations January 24 to bolster efforts to protect the United States from terrorist attack.
Former U.S. Representative Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, the current director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, was confirmed by the Senate January 23 as under secretary for Border and Transportation Security in Homeland Security without dissent.
And, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee conducted a confirmation hearing January 24 for Navy Secretary Gordon England, who is the president's nominee to become Ridge's deputy secretary of Homeland Security.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/01-24.htm   (434 words)

  
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In October 2001, Ridge became the nation's first White House homeland security adviser, leading a massive undertaking to rethink all aspects of security within the U.S. borders in the wake of the terror attacks of September 2001.
Ridge became the department's first secretary in January 2003.
He has presided over six national "orange alerts" when the government boosted security out of concern that an attack may be coming.
www.firstcoastnews.com /news/news-article.aspx?storyid=28549   (493 words)

  
 DEP SECRETARY SIGNS FIRST BOND SALE OF FLORIDA FOREVER PROGRAM
This new $50 million bond sale, the beginning of a 10-year, $3 billion program, was authorized by Governor Jeb Bush and members of the Florida Cabinet.
Florida is ranked fourth nationally in biodiversity, second in length of coastline (exceeded only by Alaska), first in the nation and the world in the number of first magnitude springs, fourth in the number of fresh water lakes, and second in wetlands acres.
Combine this with the fact that its population is fourth largest in the nation and one of the fastest growing, and it is easy to understand why our ecosystems are considered to be among the most endangered of all 50 states.
www.dep.state.fl.us /SECRETARY/news/2001/01-128.htm   (527 words)

  
 Feminist Daily News 12/6/1996: Clinton Names Albright First Female Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal noted that the first cabinet appointment of the first President to be elected by a women's gender gap is a well-qualified woman.
Appearing on ABC's Nightline December 5, Smeal noted the importance of having a woman secretary of state in office in the wake of mass rapes used as tools of war in Bosnia and Rwanda and as women in Afghanistan are being forced to stay home from work and school because of a fundamentalist Islamic militia.
10/30/2006 Man Faces First US Criminal Case Involving FGM - A man is being charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children after allegedly removing his daughter's clitoris when she was two years old in the first criminal case in the US involving female genital mutilation (FGM).
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=4252   (502 words)

  
 Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity•History
The fifth Grand Chapter Conclave, held in 1908, is particularly significant because it was at this Conclave that the laws were changed to provide for a central office and the employment of a full-time chief executive officer to bear the title of Grand Secretary.
Founder William L. Phillips ("Uncle Billy") was employed as Grand Secretary and, according to the minutes, was to receive a salary of $900 in the first year.
SigEp was one of the first two fraternities to own a headquarters building.
www.sigep.org /about/history_08.asp   (120 words)

  
 U.S. Treasury - Biography of Secretary Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton's term was marked by bold innovation, statesmanlike planning, and masterful reports.
He also developed plans for a Congressional charter for the first Bank of the United States, and for placing the revenues on firm ground.
Secretary of the Treasury in 1795 did not remove him from public life.
www.ustreas.gov /education/history/secretaries/ahamilton.html   (668 words)

  
 FIRST-PERSON: Secretary of Education inappropriately accused - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--In an interview published by Baptist Press, Secretary of Education Rod Paige stated he preferred that children have a school setting where there was a "strong appreciation" for values, including those propagated by the Christian community.
In an AP report subsequently carried by The Times, William Bennett, education secretary under President Reagan and author of "The Book of Virtues," cut through the political tripe to get at the heart of the matter.
Yeats is editor of the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger and recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention.
www.bpnews.net /bpnews.asp?ID=15699   (841 words)

  
 APA's first executive secretary dies
Dael Wolfle, PhD, executive secretary of APA from 1945 to 1950, died in December at the age of 96.
Wolfle's long career began with his doctorate in experimental psychology in 1931 and included 16 years as executive director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and 26 years as a professor of public affairs at the University of Washington.
He formed the first APA central office staff and was the founding editor of the American Psychologist.
www.apa.org /monitor/mar03/executive.html   (193 words)

  
 The Royalist - Diana's First Private Secretary Recalls Royal Life
On July 31st 1981, Buckingham Palace announced that Mr Oliver Everett was to be the 20-year-old Princess of Wales' Private Secretary and comptroller of the future King and Queen's household.
Unfortunately, for the man who saw first hand the inner sanctum of royal life, it is the 'curiosities' which surround the present day Royal Family which will continue to intrigue a large majority of his audience.
Maybe the title of this article should be Diana's first royal secretary recalls how to make money off working in Royal life.
www.theroyalist.net /content/view/1300/2   (989 words)

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