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Double Duty

I was reading a review of a new book on Monroe and I learned something: As the British approached Washington during the War of 1812, Madison named Monroe, his Secretary of State, to also be Secretary of War. You hear about ministers in parliamentary systems holding two portfolios, but have there even been other U.S. cabinet secretaries who’ve headed more than one department at the same time?

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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