Benjamin Stoddert

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Benjamin Stoddert
1st United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
June 18, 1798 – March 31, 1801
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by Robert Smith
Personal details
Born 1751
Charles County, Maryland, U.S.
Died December 13, 1813
Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Rebecca Lowndes
Profession Politician, Merchant

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