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Robert Smith (cabinet)

United States Secretary of the Navy

Robert Smith (November 3, 1757November 26, 1842) was the second United States Secretary of the Navy from 1801 to 1809 and the sixth United States Secretary of State from 1809 to 1811. He was the brother of Senator Samuel Smith.

Robert Smith
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2nd United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
July 27, 1801 – March 4, 1809
Preceded byBenjamin Stoddert
Succeeded byPaul Hamilton
5th United States Attorney General
In office
March 3, 1805 – August 6, 1805
Preceded byLevi Lincoln, Sr.
Succeeded byJohn Breckinridge
6th United States Secretary of State
In office
March 6, 1809 – April 1, 1811
PresidentJames Madison
Preceded byJames Madison
Succeeded byJames Monroe
Personal details
Born(1757-11-03)November 3, 1757
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 26, 1842(1842-11-26) (aged 85)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Alma materPrinceton University
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
Military service
Branch/serviceContinental Army
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War