Presidents

Chiefs of Staff by President

posted: 09/04/13
Links provided for the chiefs of staff featured on The Presidents' Gatekeepers program.
 

PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN

JOHN R. STEELMAN — Chief of Staff from December 12, 1946 -- January 20, 1953.
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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

SHERMAN ADAMS — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1953 - October 7, 1958. WILTON PERSONS — Chief of Staff from October 7, 1958 - January 20, 1961.
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PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

KENNETH O'DONNELL — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963.
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PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON

W. MARVIN WATSON — November 22, 1963 - April 26, 1968.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. JAMES "JIM" JONES — April 27, 1968 - January 20, 1969.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON

H.R. HALDEMAN — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1969 - April 30, 1973. ALEXANDER HAIG — Chief of Staff from May 4, 1973 - September 27, 1974.
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PRESIDENT GERALD FORD

DONALD RUMSFELD — September 27, 1974 - November 20, 1975.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. DICK CHENEY — November 21, 1975 - January 20, 1977.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

HAMILTON JORDAN — Chief of Staff from July 18, 1979 - June 11, 1980. JACK WATSON — Chief of Staff from June 11, 1980 - January 20, 1981.
See bio, photos, and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

JAMES BAKER — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1981 - February 4, 1985.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. DONALD REGAN — Chief of Staff from February 4, 1985 - February 27, 1987. HOWARD BAKER — Chief of Staff from February 27, 1987 - July 1, 1988.
See bio and photos. KENNETH DUBERSTEIN — Chief of Staff from July 1, 1988 - January 20, 1989. See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH

JOHN SUNUNU — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1989 - December 16, 1991.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. SAMUEL SKINNER — Chief of Staff from December 16, 1991 - August 23, 1992. See bio, photos and exclusive video. JAMES BAKER — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1981 - February 4, 1985.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

MACK MCLARTY — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1993 - July 27, 1994.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. LEON PANETTA — Chief of Staff from July 17, 1994 - January 20, 1997.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. ERSKINE BOWLES — Chief of Staff from January 20, 1997 - October 30, 1998.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. JOHN PODESTA — Chief of Staff from October 30, 1998 - January 20, 2001.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

ANDREW CARD — Chief of Staff from January 20, 2001 - April 14, 2006.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. JOSHUA BOLTEN — Chief of Staff from April 14, 2006 - January 20, 2009.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

RAHM EMANUEL — Chief of Staff from January 20, 2009 - October 1, 2010.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. WILLIAM DALEY — Chief of Staff from January 13, 2011 - January 27, 2012.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. JACK LEW — Chief of Staff from January 27, 2012 - January 25, 2013.
See bio, photos and exclusive video. DENIS MCDONOUGH — Chief of Staff from January 25, 2013 - present.
See bio, photos and exclusive video.

Chiefs of Staff by President

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