Secretaries of State

Brown, James
June 5, 1792 - October 12, 1796
Toulmin, Harry
October 13, 1796 - September 5, 1804
Rowan, John
September 7, 1804 - March 1, 1807
Grayson, Alfred William
March 1, 1807 - February 22, 1808
Greenup, William C.
February 23, 1808 - September 1, 1808
Bledsoe, Jesse
September 1, 1808 - July 26, 1812
Winlock, Fielding
July 27, 1812 - September 1, 1812
Hardin, Martin D.
September 1, 1812 - December 15, 1812; March 13, 1813 - September 4, 1816
Greenup, Christopher
February 3, 1813 - March 13, 1813
Todd, Charles S.
September 5, 1816 - October 20, 1816
Pope, John
October 21, 1816 - August 2, 1819
Waggener, Oliver G.
August 2, 1819 - September 1, 1820
Breckinridge, Joseph Cabell
September 2, 1820 - September 1, 1823
Monroe, Thomas Bell, Sr.
September 2, 1823 - September 1, 1824
Barry, William Taylor
September 2, 1824 - February 3, 1825
Pickett, James Chamberlayne
February 4, 1825 - September 2, 1828
Robertson, George
September 6, 1828 - December 1828
Crittenden, Thomas T.
December 1828 - March 1832
McCurdy, John F.
March 1832 - September 4, 1832
Sanders, Lewis, Jr.
September 4, 1832 - April 1834
Crittenden, John Jordan
April 1834 - February 1835
Owsley, William
March 1835 - February 1836
Cox, Austin P.
February 1836 - August 31, 1836
Bullock, James M.
September 1, 1836 - September 2, 1840
Harlan, James, Jr.
September 3, 1840 - September 3, 1844
Hardin, Benjamin, Jr.
September 4, 1844 - September 1, 1846
Kinkead, George B.
September 1, 1846 - April 7, 1847
Reed, William Decatur
April 9, 1847 - September 6, 1848
Brown, Orlando
September 7, 1848 - June 30, 1849
Bell, Joshua Fry
July 2, 1849 - March 16, 1850
Finnell, John William
March 16, 1850 - August 31, 1851
Meriwether, David
September 3, 1851 - July 5, 1852
Metcalfe, James P.
July 5, 1852 - May 2, 1854
Green, Grant
May 3, 1854 - September 2, 1855
Brown, Mason
September 3, 1855 - August 29, 1859
Monroe, Thomas B., Jr.
August 30, 1859 - October 1, 1861
Gaither, Nathaniel, Jr.
October 2, 1861 - August 18, 1862
Wickliffe, Daniel Carmichael
August 19, 1862 - September 1, 1863
Van Winkle, Ephraim
September 1, 1863 - May 23, 1866
Van Winkle, John S.
May 24, 1866 - September 2, 1867
Churchill, Samuel B.
September 3, 1867 - September 4, 1871; September 1, 1879 - April 1880
James, Andrew Jackson
September 5, 1871 - June 10, 1872
Craddock, George Washington
June 10, 1872 - August 1, 1875
Johnston, Josiah Stoddard, Sr.
August 1, 1875 - August 31, 1875; September 1, 1875 - September 2, 1879
Blackburn, James W.
May 6, 1880 - September 4, 1883
McKenzie, James Andrew
September 5, 1883 - August 30, 1887
Adams, George Madison "Matt"
September 3, 1887 - August 25, 1891
Ringo, Willis
August 25, 1891 - August 31, 1891
Headley, John W.
September 1, 1891 - December 10, 1895; December 11, 1895 - January 1, 1896
Finley, Charles
January 1, 1896 - December 10, 1899; December 12, 1899 - December 29, 1899
Powers, Caleb
January 1, 1900 - May 21, 1900
Hill, Caleb Breckinridge "C. Breck"
February 26, 1900 - January 3, 1904
McChesney, Harry Vernon
January 4, 1904 - January 1, 1908
Bruner, Ben L.
January 1, 1908 - January 1, 1912
Crecelius, Carl F.
January 1, 1912 - January 1, 1916
Lewis, James P.
January 1, 1916 - January 1, 1920
Vaughn, Fred A.
January 1, 1920 - January 1, 1924
Cromwell, Emma Guy
January 1, 1924 - January 1, 1928
Lewis, Ella
January 1, 1928 - January 1, 1932
Mahan, Sara W.
January 1, 1932 - January 1, 1936
Arnett, Charles D.
January 1, 1936 - January 1, 1940
Hatcher, George Glenn
January 1, 1940 - January 1, 1944; January 1, 1948 - January 1, 1952
O'Connell, Charles K.
January 1, 1944 - January 1, 1948; January 1, 1952 - January 1, 1956
Stovall, Thelma Loyace Hawkins
January 1956 - January, 1960; January 1964 - January 1968; January 1972 - January 1976
Carter, Henry Howes
January 1, 1960 - January 1, 1964
Begley, Elmer
January 1, 1968 - September 18, 1970
Begley, Leila Feltner
September 21, 1970 - February 2, 1971
Harper, Kenneth F.
February 2, 1971 - January 1, 1972
Davis, Drexell R.
January 1, 1976 - January 1, 1980; January 1, 1984 - January 1, 1988
Mills, Frances Jones
January 1, 1980 - January 1,1984
Ehrler, Bremer
January 1, 1988 - January 1, 1992
Babbage, Robert "Bob"
January 1, 1992 - January 1, 1996
Brown III, John Young
January 1, 1996 - January 1, 2000; January 1, 2000 - January 4, 2004
Grayson III, Charles Merwin "Trey"
January 5, 2004 - January 6, 2008; January 7, 2008 - January 29, 2011 (11:59 a.m.)
Walker, Elaine Nogay
January 29, 2011 (12:00 p.m.) - January 1, 2012
Alison Lundergan Grimes
January 2, 2012 - Current