Timothy Pickering

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Timothy Pickering
2nd United States Postmaster General
In office
August 12, 1791 – January 1, 1795
PresidentGeorge Washington
Preceded bySamuel Osgood
Succeeded byJoseph Habersham
2nd United States Secretary of War
In office
January 2, 1795 – December 10, 1795
PresidentGeorge Washington
Preceded byHenry Knox
Succeeded byJames McHenry
3rd United States Secretary of State
In office
December 10, 1795 – May 12, 1800
PresidentGeorge Washington (1795-1797)
John Adams (1797-1800)
Preceded byEdmund Randolph
Succeeded byJohn Marshall
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1811
Preceded byDwight Foster
Succeeded byJoseph Varnum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded byLeonard White
Succeeded byJeremiah Nelson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byWilliam Reed
Succeeded byNathaniel Silsbee
Personal details
Born(1745-07-17)July 17, 1745
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedJanuary 29, 1829(1829-01-29) (aged 83)
Salem, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard College
Military service
Branch/serviceEssex County, Massachusetts Militia
Continental Army
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War

Timothy Pickering (July 17, 1745 – January 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.