Secretaries of State Hail from Many Walks of Life

How do you become America’s Number 1 diplomat?  First, a president must decide you’re the best person for the job, as President Trump did in tapping Rex Tillerson, retired chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, and then the Senate must give its consent, as it did February 1.  Tillerson is the 69th secretary of state in an illustrious line stretching back to Thomas Jefferson.  Here are some interesting facts about former secretaries of state.