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|1st United States Secretary of the Navy|
June 18, 1798 – March 31, 1801
|Succeeded by||Robert Smith|
Charles County, Maryland, U.S.
|Died||December 13, 1813|
Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S.
Benjamin Stoddert (1751 – December 13, 1813) was the first United States Secretary of the Navy from May 1, 1798 to March 31, 1801.