Timothy Pickering

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Timothy Pickering
2nd United States Postmaster General
In office
August 12, 1791 – January 1, 1795
President George Washington
Preceded by Samuel Osgood
Succeeded by Joseph Habersham
2nd United States Secretary of War
In office
January 2, 1795 – December 10, 1795
President George Washington
Preceded by Henry Knox
Succeeded by James McHenry
3rd United States Secretary of State
In office
December 10, 1795 – May 12, 1800
President George Washington (1795-1797)
John Adams (1797-1800)
Preceded by Edmund Randolph
Succeeded by John Marshall
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1811
Preceded by Dwight Foster
Succeeded by Joseph Varnum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by Leonard White
Succeeded by Jeremiah Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by William Reed
Succeeded by Nathaniel Silsbee
Personal details
Born July 17, 1745(1745-07-17)
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 29, 1829(1829-01-29) (aged 83)
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard College
Profession Politician
Religion Unitarian
Military service
Service/branch Essex County, Massachusetts Militia
Continental Army
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Timothy Pickering (July 17 1745January 29 1829) was a politician from Massachusetts who served in a variety of roles, most notably as the third United States Secretary of State, serving in that office from 1795 to 1800 under Presidents George Washington and John Adams.