Benjamin Stoddert

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Benjamin Stoddert
Benjamin Stoddert SecNavy.jpg
1st United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
June 18, 1798 – March 31, 1801
PresidentJohn Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Preceded byRobert Morris (Agent of Marine)
Succeeded byRobert Smith
Personal details
Born1744
Charles County, Maryland, British America
DiedDecember 18, 1813 (aged 68–69)
Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Rebecca Lowndes
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania

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