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}}The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth (secretary of state) is the principal public information officer of the state government of the U.S. state of Massachusetts.The Secretary of the Commonwealth oversees the Corporations Division, the Elections Division, the Massachusetts Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Public Records Division, the Securities Division, and the State Records Center.The current secretary is William F. Galvin.

List of Secretaries of the Commonwealth (1780 to present)

{| class=wikitable style="text-align:center"! #! Secretary of the Commonwealth! Years! Party! Electoral/appointed history! 1 (File:John Avery, Jr..png|100px)John Avery, Jr. January 1, 1780 –June 7, 1806{{Citation first=Oliver Ayer page = 196. location = Boston, MA | year = 1901}} Pro-Administration/Federalist| Succeeded Samuel Adams, who had been Secretary of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from August 15, 1776 until January 1, 1780. Avery died in office, June 7, 1806.! 2 Jonathan L. Austin 1806 –1808 Democratic-Republican| {{dm}}! 3 William Tudor| 1808 –1810 Federalist| {{dm}}! 4 Benjamin Homans| 1810 –1812 Democratic-Republican| {{dm}}! 5 Alden Bradford| 1812 –1824 Federalist Party/National Republican Party>National Republican| {{dm}}! 6 (File:EDWARD DILLINGHAM BANGS (1790-1838).jpg|100px)Edward D. Bangs| 1824 –1836 National Republican Party/Whig Party (United States)>Whig| {{dm}}! 7 (File:Mayor JP Bigelow.png|100px)John P. Bigelow| 1836 –1843 Whig| {{dm}}! 8 John A. Bolles| 1843 –1844 Whig| {{dm}}! 9 (File:John Gorham Palfrey.jpg|100px)John G. Palfrey| 1844 –1848 Whig| {{dm}}! 10 (File:William Barron Calhoun.png|100px)William B. Calhounlast= Dexter title =Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College With Annals of the College History, Vol. VI September; 1805 - September; 1815 publisher = Yale University Press year = 1912}} –1851 WhigWilliam B. Calhoun at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on October 6, 2007.| {{dm}}! 11 (File:Amasa Walker.png|100px)Amasa Walker| 1851 –1853 Whig| {{dm}}! 12 Ephraim M. Wright| 1853 –1856 Whig| {{dm}}! 13 Francis De Witt| 1856 –1858 Know Nothing| {{dm}}! 14 Oliver Warner| 1858 –1876 Republican| {{dm}}! 15 (File:Henry Bailey Pierce.png|100px)Henry B. Pierce| 1876 –1891 Republican| {{dm}}! 16 (File:William Milo Olin.png|100px)William M. Olin| 1891 –April 15, 1911 Republican| Died in office April 15, 1911.| Acting| Isaac H. Edgettlast = Boston Daily Globe page = 9. Boston Daily Globe > location = Boston, Mass | date = April 29, 1911}} Republican| Edgett, was the First Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth under William M. Olin.As the First Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Edgett became the acting Secretary of the Commonwealth upon Olin's death. Edgett served as the acting Secretary of the Commonwealth{{Citation |last = Boston Daily Globe| title = HOUSE RECORDED FOR INCOME TAX Walker Asks Reconsideration--- Senate Adopts 54-Hour Bill. Insane Hospital Inquiry Killed--- Anti-Lorimer Resolution. IMPORTANT EVENTS AT STATE HOUSE YESTERDAY.|page =1 | publisher = The Boston Daily Globe | location = Boston, MA | date =April 18, 1911}} until Albert P. Langtry was elected by the Massachusetts legislature to serve out the remainder of Olin's term.! 17 (File:Albert P. Langtry 1920.png|100px)Albert P. Langtry| April 28, 1911 Republican Party (United States)FOSS AND FROTHINGHAM WIN.THE NEW YORK TIMES>DATE=SEPTEMBER 27, 1911URL=HTTPS://TIMESMACHINE.NYTIMES.COM/TIMESMACHINE/1911/09/27/104876433.PDFACCESSDATE=OCTOBER 6, 2007, | Elected by the Legislature, on April 26, 1911, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William M. Olin. Langtry assumed the office of Secretary of the Commonwealth on April 28, 1911.! 18 (File:Frank J. Donahue.png|100px)Frank J. Donahue| January 15, 1913 –1915 Democratic| {{dm}}! 19 (File:Albert P. Langtry 1920.png|100px)Albert P. Langtry| 1915 –1921 Republican| {{dm}}! 20 (File:Frederic W. Cook.png|100px)Frederic W. Cook| 1921 –1949 Republican Party (United States)MANY SEEK OFFICE IN MASSACHUSETTSURL=HTTPS://QUERY.NYTIMES.COM/GST/ABSTRACT.HTML?RES=9F07E0DC1339EF3ABC4153DFBE668389639EDEPAGES=6, October 6, 2007, | {{dm}}! 21 Edward J. Cronin| 1949 –November 24, 1958 Democratic| Died in office on November 24, 1958.| ActingJ. Henry Goguen December 1, 1958 –January 20, 1959 Democratic| {{dm}}! 22 Joseph D. Ward| January 20, 1959 –1961 Democratic Party (United States)HTTP://HOLYCROSS.EDU/DEPARTMENTS/PUBLICAFFAIRS/HCM/SUMMER03/IN_MEMORIAM/1927.HTMLWORK=HOLY CROSS MAGAZINEARCHIVEDATE=SEPTEMBER 5, 2004, Summer 2003. Retrieved on October 6, 2007.| {{dm}}! 23 Kevin H. White| 1961 – December 20, 1967 Democratic| First elected in 1960.Re-elected in 1962.Re-elected in 1964 to a four-year term after the length of terms was extended.Resigned to become Mayor of Boston.! 24 Jack Davoren| 1967 –1974 Democratic| {{dm}}! 25 Paul H. Guzzi| 1975 –1978 Democratic| {{dm}}! 26 Michael J. Connolly| 1979 –1994 Democratic| {{dm}}! 27 (File:William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (cropped).png|100px)William F. Galvin January 1, 1995 –present Democratic| {{dm}}

See also

References

{{Commons category|Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth}}{{Reflist}}

External links

{{Current Massachusetts statewide political officials}}{{Massachusetts government}}{{U.S. State Secretaries of State}}

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