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  About the Office of the Secretary of State
The first secretary of state, Henry Hitchcock (1818-19) served for the Alabama Territory.
Minimum requirements for the job are that the secretary of state be at least 25 years old, a registered voter, a resident of the state for five years and a United States citizen for seven years.
State law gives the secretary of state more than 1,000 different duties and virtually all of them involve processing and filing documents that are public records.
www.sos.state.al.us /sosinfo/aboutus.htm   (614 words)

 Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Former state Rep. Al Salvi, the 1996 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, hopes to be the 1998 GOP pick for secretary of state.
From the beginning, the secretary of state's office has been a political plum, even when the governor appointed that official and he was little more than a personal secretary to the chief executive.
With the 1870 Constitution, the secretary of state became the custodian of the state seal.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/1998/ii980130.html   (3756 words)

 Secretary of State- Agency History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The same law stated that the Secretary of State was responsible for uniformly applying election laws, advising County Clerks on election practices, compiling and publishing election laws, manuals, and forms required for elections, receiving declarations and petitions for candidates of office, and canvassing and certifying ballots.
In 1973 the Secretary of State was deemed the public records administrator for the state and directed to "obtain and maintain uniformity in the application, operation, and interpretation of the public records laws." The Archives Division and archival services were transferred from the State Library to the Secretary of State's office (OL 1973, Chapter 439).
The Secretary of State is a member of the State Land Board, the Chair of the Oregon Cultural Trust, and is also responsible for redistricting per ORS 188.010-188.245.
bluebook.state.or.us /state/executive/secretary_of_state/secofstate_history.htm   (7183 words)

 Secretary of State: West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Holding one of the ranking positions in the president's cabinet, the secretary of state is the president's principal foreign policy adviser.
In this pivotal role, the secretary undertakes the overall direction, coordination, and supervision of relations between the United States and foreign nations.
As its director, the secretary oversees a vast network of U.S. offices and agencies, conducts negotiations with foreign governments, and often travels in the role of chief U.S. representative abroad.
law.enotes.com /wests-law-encyclopedia/secretary-state   (184 words)

 Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In France, a Secretary of State is a junior minister, responsible to a minister or the Prime Minister.
During a sede vacante, the former Secretary of State (the appointment expires when the pope dies or resigns) assumes some of the functions of the head of state as a part of a temporary commission.
In the individual states of the United States, the Secretary of State is an administrative officer responsible for a variety of governmental functions, depending on the constitution and laws of the particular state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary_of_state   (1309 words)

 Library Welcomes Secretary of State Albright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Secretary Albright was warmly welcomed by John Shattuck, the Kennedy Library and Foundation's new Chief Executive Officer, who served under Albright as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
Secretary Albright was the first female secretary of state and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.
At John Shattuck's invitation, Secretary Albright returned to the Kennedy Library on June 7 where, at a public forum moderated by Boston Globe columnist Thomas Oliphant, she reflected on her tenure as the nation's first female Secretary of State before a capacity audience in the Stephen Smith Center.
www.cs.umb.edu /~rwhealan/jfk/newsletter_summer2001_04.html   (439 words)

 First Secretary of State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First Secretary of State is a title within the British government, principally regarded as purely honorific, currently held by the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott.
The title, which implies senority over all other Secretaries of State, has no specific powers or authority attached to it beyond that of any other Secretary of State.
It originated as an alternative to the use of the title Deputy Prime Minister, which was opposed by some for constitutional reasons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_Secretary_of_State   (188 words)

 Field 0081, Pennypot Lane – First Secretary of State Dismisses Appeal
The First Secretary of State announced yesterday (Thursday 16th June 2005) that he has dismissed the appeal made by the appellants at Field 0081, Pennypot Lane, Chobham and refused planning permission.
The First Secretary of State also accepted that there would be some disruption to the educational needs of the children, but that it did not justify a grant of planning permission.
The First Secretary of State considered the occupants' human rights and concluded that the refusal of planning permission did not place a disproportionate burden on the occupants and that it would not be a violation of the occupants' rights.
www.surreyheath.gov.uk /news/news.htm?mode=10&pk_news=132   (995 words)

 Secretary of State
The ancient English monarchs always had in attendance a learned ecclesiastic, known at first as their clerk, and afterwards as "secretary", who conducted the royal correspondence; but it was not until the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I that these functionaries gained the title "Secretaries of State".
Upon the direction of public affairs passing from the privy council to the cabinet after 1688 the secretaries of state began to assume those high duties which now render their office one of the most influential of an administration.
In 1782 the office was again abolished, and the charge of the colonies transferred to the Home Secretary; but owing to the war of the First Coalition with France in 1794 a third secretary re-appeared to superintend the activities of the war department, and seven years later the colonial business became attached to his department.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Documents/secretary_of_state.htm   (323 words)

 BBC News | UK Politics | First secretary addresses state of nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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)

 Secretary of state to teach law at UGA | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The state's first female secretary of state became the subject of intense speculation after she repeatedly declined to appear with Taylor after the primary for the obligatory make-up campaign event.
Cox said she was first approached about the position by School of Law Dean Rebecca H. White and was later encouraged by Sanders to take the job.
She had served previously for three years as assistant secretary of state and three years as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives.
www.ajc.com /metro/content/printedition/2006/10/24/metcox1024a.html   (642 words)

 Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel
Secretary of State Handel Announces Summer Workshop for Children at the Georgia Archives
Secretary of State Handel Announces Summer Institute for Educators
Secretary of State Handel Announces Deadline for Annual Georgia Distinguished Educator of the Year Award
www.sos.state.ga.us   (175 words)

 USATODAY.com - What makes a good secretary of State?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With Condoleezza Rice facing Senate hearings Tuesday on her nomination as secretary of State, the question of what makes a successful captain at the helm of diplomacy is again on the Washington agenda — amplified by challenges from the Middle East to East Asia.
And Warren Christopher, President Clinton's first secretary of State, was considered more successful in small-group settings than when articulating policy to the public — even though one "model" of a secretary of State is to give a face and voice to US foreign policy.
Secretaries of State are in a particularly strong position to do this, Hamilton says, because they "have the world at their fingertips" with ambassadors and the foreign service reporting to the secretary from more than 200 countries and international organizations.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-01-17-rice-confirmation_x.htm   (1174 words)

 Re-elect Jesse White Illinois Secretary of State
Shortly after he was elected Secretary of State, White initiated a new law that requires court systems in every county to report court supervisions to his office.
Secretary of State Jesse White established the Highway Safety 2000 Advisory Panel to improve traffic and truck safety on Illinois roadways.
Secretary White's new "Assistance for Victims of Violence" project is a cooperative effort coordinated by the Court of Claims with the State Library, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
jessewhite2006.com /accomplishments1.html   (2098 words)

 Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher
He was our first post-Cold War Secretary of State, our first chief diplomat in over 50 years who faced, as Madeleine recently said, the challenge of defining our foreign policy in a world without a single, overriding threat to our security.
In that period the role of the Secretary of State was mainly to make sure that Europe didn't meddle in our affairs or stifle our growth.
During the time I was Secretary, I worked to convince the media to adjust their view of my lifestyle and personal style.
clinton4.nara.gov /WH/New/html/19990330-1371.html   (2187 words)

 Rice Heads to Europe and Middle East on First Trip as Secretary of State
But aides to the new secretary have told reporters to expect more frequent travel, and her eight-day trip will be the first installment on a promise that either Ms.
She called it a time of opportunity for the United States and its European partners to unite around a common agenda for the next several years - to deal with the challenges of weapons proliferation and terrorism, and take advantage of what she termed historic opportunities to build a different kind of Middle East.
The secretary of state said the Bush administration has strategic military concerns about such action as well as concern that lifting the embargo - imposed after China's 1989 military crackdown on democracy protestors - might send the wrong signal about human rights.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-02-02-voa86.cfm   (605 words)

 Vermont Secretary of State -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Secretary Markowitz said “The first step in a solid civics education is an understanding of who we are and where we have come from.
Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced today that the state will use vote-by-phone technology in 2006 to ensure equal access to voting for physically-disabled and visually-impaired voters.
Vermont is the first state to certify Inspire Vote-by-Phone, a voting system that allows voters to cast their ballots using a regular telephone.
www.sec.state.vt.us /secdesk/pressreleases/2005/2005_August_PressRelease.html   (2863 words)

 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy Foreign Operations Subcommittee Hearing Secretary Of State Colin L. Powell
Secretary, welcome to the first hearing of this Subcommittee this year.
Secretary, this Subcommittee knows well that the State Department’s leading role in foreign policy dates back more than two centuries, when Thomas Jefferson became the first Secretary of State.
Secretary, I will only have time to ask a few of the many questions I have today.
leahy.senate.gov /press/200304/043003c.html   (794 words)

 Alabama Secretary of State James Innes Thornton
THORNTON, JAMES INNES, planter, Secretary of State, was born October 28, 1800, at "Fall Hill," Spotsylvania County, Va., and died September 13, 1877, in Greene County; son of Francis and Sarah (Innes) Thornton; and brother of Harry Innes Thornton.
He was elected Secretary of State of Alabama in 1824, and was kept in that position by successive re-elections until 1834, when he resigned.
During his incumbancy of office as Secretary of State, Gen. LaFayette, the guest of the nation, visited Alabama and Mr.
www.archives.state.al.us /conoff/thornton.html   (299 words)

 First Lady and Secretary of State encourage high school students to apply for the Capitol Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
First Lady and Secretary of State encourage high school students to apply for the Capitol Project
Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver and First Lady Christie Vilsack sponsor the program that is open to students in grades 9-11.
They will also have the opportunity to meet with the Governor, First Lady, Secretary of State and other statewide elected officials and participate in workshops on special topics.
www.sos.state.ia.us /press/05/2005_02_22.html   (320 words)

 3/10/02 FTN, Secretary Of State Colin Powell - CBS News
COLIN POWELL, Secretary of State: General Zinni is going out with a specific mission, and that's to get both sides to agree to enter the Tenet work plan and to participate in the execution of the Tenet work plan.
The Iraqis heard, I think, the message clearly from the secretary general, and I think they'll be coming back for another meeting with the secretary general in April, and we'll see what happens.
Secretary, does the fact that the president imposed this tariff on imported steel, has that had any kind of an impact on the coalition of countries that have come together to fight this war?
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/03/11/ftn/main503440.shtml   (3743 words)

 Nevada Secretary of State -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
These critical principles led to my decision to be the first state in the nation to demand a vendor to include a voter verifiable receipt (VVR) printer on all DRE machines in time for the 2004 election.
Another factor was a vote by the state's County Clerks/Registrars of Voters during the County Fiscal Officers Association meeting in Yerington on June 19, 2003, in which, after three vendors-Sequoia, Diebold and ES&S-gave presentations, the Clerks/Registrars preferred Sequoia's DRE machine by a 12-3 (with one "no preference") vote.
The State is scheduled to receive an additional $15 million under the provisions of Title II of the Act.
sos.state.nv.us /press/121003.htm   (1309 words)

 Nevada Secretary of State - Dean Heller Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dean was first elected Secretary of State in 1994, and re-elected in 1998 and again in 2002.
Secretary of State Heller is the third highest-ranking constitutional officer in Nevada, serving as the state's Chief Elections Officer.
In his official capacity, Dean also is a member of the Board of Examiners (which includes the governor and attorney general), State Prison Board, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
secretaryofstate.biz /geninfo/bio.htm   (484 words)

 US Department of State - Home Page
Under Secretary Dobriansky (Apr. 5): "We budgeted over $1.2 billion in human rights and democracy programming in fiscal year 2006 to help defend human rights and promote free and fair elections, the right to worship freely and the right to organize as a worker.
Deputy Secretary Negroponte (Apr. 5): "By people, I mean, in the first instance, the key colleagues who form the leadership cadre of any large enterprise.
Secretary Rice (Apr. 4): "Haiti has made a lot of progress over the last year.
secretary.state.gov   (471 words)

 ABC News: Bush Nominates Rice to Be Secretary of State
"The secretary of state is America's face to the world and in Dr. Rice the world will see the strength, grace and decency of our country," Bush said in a brief ceremony at the White House, with Rice at his side.
She would be only the second woman and second fl to be appointed secretary of state.
From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the first Bush administration as director and then senior director of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a special assistant to the president for national security affairs.
abcnews.go.com /US/story?id=254647   (862 words)

 Thomas Jefferson: First Secretary of State, 1790-1793
Author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was one of the leading statesmen of his day, the most famous American political philosopher, and had 5 years' experience as American Minister in Paris, the epicenter of Europe’s diplomacy.
During his 3 years as Secretary of State, both services grew only marginally.
The Department of State itself was equally small, consisting in 1790 of a chief clerk, three other clerks, and a messenger.
future.state.gov /future/when/timeline/1784_timeline/jefferson_first_secretary.html   (253 words)

 United States Department of State: Evolution and Reorganizations — Infoplease.com
The first government body in America to deal with foreign affairs was the Committee of Secret Correspondence—a committee of five instituted (1775) by the Continental Congress and headed by Benjamin Franklin.
The Dept. of State is the oldest of the federal departments, and thus the secretary of state, at the head of the department, is the first ranking cabinet officer.
Thomas Jefferson, the first secretary of state (1790–93), quickly brought prestige to the department, which was soon given added responsibilities: supervision of the U.S. Mint, the issuing of patents and copyrights, and the printing of the U.S. census.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0861304.html   (1191 words)

 The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs Order 2003
The functions of the First Secretary of State under section 28 of the Courts Act 1971[3] are transferred to the Secretary of State.
Article 5 transfers to the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs property, rights and liabilities to which the Lord Chancellor is entitled or subject in connection with the functions transferred by article 4.
Article 7 transfers to the Secretary of State the functions of the First Secretary of State under section 28 of the Courts Act 1971.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2003/20031887.htm   (2111 words)

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