William S. Derrick

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William S. Derrick (1802 – May 15, 1852) was an American politician from Pennsylvania.[1] He held the post of Chief Clerk of the U.S. State Department four distinct times in the 1840s and 1850s. He held the post of Secretary of State ad interim for three days in 1843 (June 21 to June 23).[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Fletcher Webster
Chief Clerk of the United States State Department
April 24, 1843 – April 9, 1844
Succeeded by
Richard K. Cralle
Preceded by
Richard K. Cralle
Chief Clerk of the United States State Department
March 11, 1845 – August 27, 1845
Succeeded by
Nicholas Trist
Preceded by
Nicholas Trist
Chief Clerk of the United States State Department
April 15, 1847 – January 25, 1848
Succeeded by
John Appleton
Preceded by
John Appleton
Chief Clerk of the United States State Department
April 25, 1848 – May 15, 1852
Succeeded by
William Hunter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holding, Rapha (2010). What Do You Know about the United States?. Rapha Holding. 
  2. ^ Plischke, Elmer. U.S. Department of State: A Reference History. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1999.