Who was the first Secretary of State for the United States?

In the United States these days, the Vice Presidency is often a stepping stone to the presidency, or at least to getting the party's nomination. In fact, in every U.S. Presidential election in the 1980s and 1990s, one candidate was either the incumbent President or the Vice President of the preceding President.
In the United States these days, the Vice Presidency is often a stepping stone to the presidency, or at least to getting the party's nomination. In fact, in every U.S. Presidential election in the 1980s and 1990s, one candidate was either the incumbent President or the Vice President of the preceding President.