Definition of CHIEF CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE


CHIEF CLERK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

This officer is appointed
by the secretary of state; his duties are to attend to the business of the
ofFice under the superintendence of the secretary; and when the secretary
shall be removed from office, by the president, or in any other case of
vacancy, shall, during such vacancy, have the charge and custody of all
records, books and papers appertaining to such department,

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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