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May 22, 2022

SATT 010 - Benjamin Stoddert

SATT 010 - Benjamin Stoddert

Tenure of Office: June 18, 1798 - March 31, 1801

A merchant and land speculator by trade, Benjamin Stoddert's path to becoming the first Secretary of the Navy was an unconventional one. However, did this unique background contribute to success while in office? With my special guest, Stacey Roberts of the History's Trainwrecks podcast, we explore the life and legacy of this Marylander to better understand his role in presidential history.


Tenure of Office: June 18, 1798 - March 31, 1801

A merchant and land speculator by trade, Benjamin Stoddert's path to becoming the first Secretary of the Navy was an unconventional one. However, did this unique background contribute to success while in office? With my special guest, Stacey Roberts of the History's Trainwrecks podcast, we explore the life and legacy of this Marylander to better understand his role in presidential history.

Featured Image: "Benjamin Stoddert" by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews, courtesy of Wikipedia