Secretary of War

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Noun1.Secretary of War - head of a former executive departmentSecretary of War - head of a former executive department; combined with the Navy Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
secretaryship - the position of secretary
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There are now a Secretary of War, a Secretary of Foreign Affairs, a Secretary for Domestic Affairs, a Board of Treasury, consisting of three persons, a Treasurer, assistants, clerks, etc.
Goddard, William Jennings Bryan, Senator Alben Barkley, and Secretary of War, Harry Woodring.
He was eventually 'pardoned' by President Theodore Roosevelt upon the recommendation of then Secretary of War William Howard Taft, a former Philippine governor-general who later on also became a United States president.
1906: Secretary of War William Taft announces that he wants to get his weight down to 250 pounds.
Lieutenant Molloy and his right-hand man, Corporal Kohn, are also sent to the fort to investigate a triple murder of the secretary of war's sister, her husband and his assistant.
Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War. Lincoln: Potomac Press, 2016.
The collection relates to Grant's service in the Mexican War and Civil War; pre-Crvil War career; and postwar service as Secretary of War ad interim under Pres.
In fact, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and General Henry Halleck publicly criticized Sherman's surrender terms, a slight the general never forgot.
The secret memorandum was signed in July 1905 by then US Secretary of War William Taft and Japanese Prime Minister Katsura Taro.
He created problems for himself by resisting Secretary of War Edwin Stanton's efforts to enlist black soldiers in the Union army.

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