List of White House Chiefs of Staff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The White House Chief of Staff is the head of the Executive Office of the President and the White House Office, and is generally responsible for overseeing the actions of the White House staff, managing the President's schedule, and deciding who is allowed to meet with the President.

The current White House Chief of Staff is Denis McDonough.

List of Chiefs of Staff[edit]

# Picture Chief Years President
1 John R. Steelman December 12, 1946 – January 20, 1953 Harry S. Truman
2 GLSAAdams.jpg Sherman Adams January 20, 1953 – October 7, 1958

(Resigned)

Dwight D. Eisenhower
3 Wilton B. Persons October 7, 1958 – January 20, 1961
u/o Kenny O'Donnell.jpg Kenneth O'Donnell

(de facto, as Appointments Secretary)

January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy
u/o W. Marvin Watson

(de facto, as Appointments Secretary)

November 22, 1963 – April 26, 1968

(Appointed Postmaster General)

Lyndon Johnson
u/o James Robert Jones.jpg James R. Jones

(Defacto, as Appointments Secretary)

April 27, 1968 – January 20, 1969
4 H R Haldeman, 1971 portrait.png Harry R. Haldeman January 20, 1969 – April 30, 1973

(Resigned)

Richard Nixon
5 Alexander Haig.jpg Alexander M. Haig, Jr. May 4, 1973 – September 27, 1974

(Resigned)

6 Rumsfeld1.jpg Donald H. Rumsfeld September 27, 1974 – November 20, 1975

(Appointed Secretary Of Defense)

Gerald Ford
7 Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney, official portrait.jpg Richard B. Cheney November 21, 1975 – January 20, 1977
- vacant January 20, 1977 – July 18, 1979 Jimmy Carter
8 HamiltonJordan.jpg Hamilton Jordan July 18, 1979 – June 11, 1980

(Resigned)

9 Watson 1977.gif Jack H. Watson June 11, 1980 – January 20, 1981
10 JamesBaker.jpeg James A. Baker January 20, 1981 – February 4, 1985

(Appointed Secretary of the Treasury)

Ronald Reagan
11 Donald Thomas Regan.jpg Donald T. Regan February 4, 1985 – February 27, 1987

(Resigned)

12 Howard Baker 1989.jpg Howard H. Baker, Jr. February 27, 1987 – July 1, 1988

(Resigned)

13 Ken duberstein.jpg Kenneth M. Duberstein July 1, 1988 – January 20, 1989
14 GovJohnSununu1.jpg John H. Sununu January 20, 1989 – December 16, 1991

(Resigned)

George H. W. Bush
15 Samuel Knox Skinner.jpg Samuel K. Skinner December 16, 1991 – August 23, 1992

(Resigned)

16 JamesBaker.jpeg James A. Baker August 23, 1992 – January 20, 1993
17 MackMclarty.jpg Mack McLarty January 20, 1993 – July 27, 1994

(Dismissed)

Bill Clinton
18 Leon Panetta official portrait.jpg Leon E. Panetta July 17, 1994 – January 20, 1997

(Resigned)

19 ErskineBowles.jpg Erskine B. Bowles January 20, 1997 – October 30, 1998

(Resigned)

20 JohnPodesta.jpg John Podesta October 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001
21 Andrew Card award crop.jpg Andrew H. Card January 20, 2001 – April 14, 2006

(Resigned)

George W. Bush
22 Bolten Joshua.jpg Joshua Bolten April 14, 2006 – January 20, 2009
23 Rahm Emanuel, official photo portrait color.jpg Rahm Emanuel January 20, 2009 – October 1, 2010

(Resigned)

Barack Obama
24 Pete Rouse in the Oval Office.jpg Pete Rouse October 1, 2010 – January 13, 2011

(Interim)

25 William M. Daley official portrait.jpg Bill Daley January 13, 2011 – January 27, 2012

(Resigned)

26 Jacob Lew.jpg Jacob J. Lew January 27, 2012 – January 25, 2013

(Appointed Secretary of Treasury)

27 Denis McDonough 2011.jpg Denis R. McDonough January 25, 2013 – present

References[edit]