John P. Walters

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John P. Walters
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5th Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
December 7, 2001 – January 20, 2009
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Barry McCaffrey
Succeeded by Gil Kerlikowske
Personal details
Political party Republican
Religion Roman Catholic

John P. Walters (born February 8, 1952) is the former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). He held that position from December 7, 2001 to January 20, 2009. As the nation's "Drug Czar," Mr. Walters coordinated all aspects of federal anti-drug policies and spending.

In January 2009, Walters became the Executive Vice President of the Hudson Institute.

Background[edit]

From 1989 to 1991, Walters was chief of staff for William Bennett and was Deputy Director for Supply Reduction from 1991 until leaving the office in 1993.

During the Reagan Administration, he served as Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He was also the Secretary's representative to the National Drug Policy Board and the Domestic Policy Council's Health Policy Working Group.

John Walters meets with President George W. Bush in 2004

Walters served as Acting Assistant Director and Program Officer in the Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1982 to 1985. He has previously taught political science at Michigan State University's James Madison College and at Boston College. From 1996 until 2001 he served as president of the Philanthropy Roundtable.[1]

He holds a BA from Michigan State University's James Madison College and a MA from the University of Toronto.[2]

Critics have accused him of falsifying data and using public money to launch political campaigns.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John P. Walters, Office of National Drug Control Policy." whitehouse.gov. [1]
  2. ^ John P. Walters Biographical Highlights
  3. ^ [2]
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • University of Michigan, Survey Research Center Monitoring the Future, 2004

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barry McCaffrey
Director of the National Drug Control Policy
2001–2009
Succeeded by
Gil Kerlikowske