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Benjamin Stoddert
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1st United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
June 18, 1798 – March 31, 1801
President John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by Robert Morris (Agent of Marine)
Succeeded by Robert Smith
Personal details
Born 1744
Charles County, Maryland, British America
Died December 18, 1813 (aged 68–69)
Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Rebecca Lowndes
Education University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Stoddert (1751 – December 13, 1813) was the first United States Secretary of the Navy from May 1, 1798 to March 31, 1801.




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