John Adams


Which member of Adams’s cabinet served in multiple positions?

Samuel Dexter served as Adams’s secretary of war from May 1800 to January 1801. Upon Oliver Wolcott’s resignation as secretary of treasury, Dexter assumed that position for the remainder of President Adams’s term as president. Like Adams, Dexter came from Massachusetts, where he served in both the U.S. House of Representatives and later the Senate. He also graduated from Harvard like President Adams.


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