|1st United States Secretary of the Navy|
June 18, 1798 – March 31, 1801
|Preceded by||Robert Morris (Agent of Marine)|
|Succeeded by||Robert Smith|
Charles County, Maryland, British America
|Died||December 18, 1813 (aged 68–69)|
Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.
|Education||University 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.