Secretaries of State and IU History

October 12th 2015

We're honored to be hosting US Secretary of State John Kerry on campus this week. Don't miss his address Thursday October 15 at 11am - it'll be livestreamed via

His will be the fourth visit to IU by either a sitting or former Secretary of State in recent history; other visits included Dean Rusk (1967- check out photographs from his visit); Warren Christopher (1995 - photographs from that visit); and Madeleine Albright (2011).

Did you know that we can even count a Secretary of State among our alumni? John Watson Foster, BA 1855 & MA 1857, - for whom Foster Quad is named - served as Secretary of State from 1892-99. His son John Foster Dulles (Secretary from 1953-59) also received an honorary degree from IU and spoke at commencement in 1955.

Read more about our distinguished alumnus on Blogging Hoosier History.


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