Barry Steven Jackson

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Barry Steven Jackson
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Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House
In office
January 11, 2011 – June 7, 2012
Leader John Boehner
Preceded by Terri McCullough
Succeeded by Mike Sommers
Senior Advisor to the President
In office
September 1, 2007 – January 19, 2009
President George W. Bush
Deputy Brian V. McCormack
Preceded by Karl Rove
Succeeded by David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, and Pete Rouse
Deputy Senior Advisor to the President
In office
January 20, 2001 – September 1, 2007
President George W. Bush
Succeeded by Brian V. McCormack
Personal details
Born (1960-10-18) October 18, 1960 (age 53)
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Iowa

Barry Steven Jackson (born October 18, 1960) is the former chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. He previously served as Senior Advisor to the President for George W. Bush.

Personal[edit]

Barry Jackson was born in Washington, DC but grew up mostly in Ohio. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.[1]

His father is Cletis M. Jackson of Lebanon, Ohio, currently President and CEO of Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Inc. in Mason, Ohio, a producer of machine components.

Career[edit]

Early[edit]

In 1988, Jackson joined with his father in incorporating a now-inactive company, Regal Flush Manufacturing, Inc.[2]

Washington[edit]

From 1991 until his initial appointment to the Bush White House, Jackson was chief of staff to Congressman John Boehner of Ohio. He returned to this position in January 2010 after the death of Boehner's previous chief of staff, Paula Nowakowski.[3]

White House[edit]

Jackson began his White House career in 2001, serving as a deputy to Karl Rove. He continued in that role until Rove's resignation in 2007.[4]

Controversies[edit]

Abramoff[edit]

In the Abramoff scandal, Jackson has been cited as a regular participant in lobbying contacts with Jack Abramoff and his staffers.[5]

Politicization[edit]

Jackson's role in the politication of government under the administration of George W. Bush has been discussed in hearings on Capitol Hill. Jackson has been pointed to as someone who gave advice to Drew DeBerry, a White House liaison in the Agriculture Department, regarding travel for political purposes.[6] Jackson's role in giving presentations on political matters was also discussed in hearings.[7]

Political offices
New title Deputy Senior Advisor to the President
2001-2007
Succeeded by
Brian V. McCormack
Preceded by
Karl Rove
Senior Advisor to the President
2007-2009
Succeeded by
David Axelrod
Succeeded by
Valerie Jarrett
Succeeded by
Pete Rouse
Preceded by
Terri McCullough
Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Mike Sommers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White House Biographical Sketch of Barry Jackson". Georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. 2002-12-16. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ Articles of incorporation for Regal Flush Manufacturing, on file with the Ohio Secretary of State. [PDF]
  3. ^ Parker, Ashley (September 25, 2010). "Boehner’s Top Aide Is Little Known". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Abramowitz, Michael (2007-09-10). ""Rove Replacement Seen as Highly Partisan Go-Getter"". Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  5. ^ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform[dead link]
  6. ^ "Chairman Waxman on Politicization of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy". Speaker.gov. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Interim Report on RNC Emails and the Presidential Records Act". Speaker.gov. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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