Bruce Lindsey

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Bruce Lindsey
Born 1950/1951 (age 65–66)
Alma mater Rhodes College
Georgetown University
Occupation Lawyer, non-profit executive
Title Chairman, Clinton Foundation
Board member of Clinton Foundation
Spouse(s) Beverly Lindsey

Bruce R. Lindsey (born 1950/51) is an American lawyer and non-profit executive. He served in the White House during the Presidency of Bill Clinton. He was named in a lawsuit during the Whitewater controversy, and he testified before a grand jury regarding the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Bill Clinton in the run-up to his impeachment. He is a partner of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based law firm, and serves as chairman of the Clinton Foundation.

Early life[edit]

Bruce received a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.[1][2] He was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1975.[2]


Lindsey worked for Senator J. William Fulbright in 1968.[3][4][5] It was then that he first met Bill Clinton.[3][4][5] Lindsey subsequently became a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is currently of counsel.[1]

During Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign, Lindsey served as the National Campaign Director.[1] He has also served as legislative Director to former United States Senator David Pryor.[2] During the eight years of the Clinton Administration, he served as an Assistant to the President, Deputy White House Counsel, and Senior Advisor.[1][2][6] In 1993, Lindsey was also Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions.[1][2]

In 1996, in the midst of the Whitewater controversy, Lindsey was named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a lawsuit involving Herby Branscum Jr. and Robert M. Hill, the co-owners of the Arkansas-based Perry County Bank, which financed Clinton's fifth gubernatorial campaign in 1990.[5][7] When the bankers were cleared, his case fell into abeyance.[7] By 1998, in the midst of the Bill Clinton sexual misconduct allegations, which led to his impeachment, Lindsey was subpoenaed by Ken Starr and testified before the grand jury on the suspicion that he silenced Clinton's alleged victims.[6][8][9][10]

Lindsey joined the Foundation in 2001 as general counsel and served as CEO from 2003 to 2013 splitting his time between the Foundation's New York and Little Rock offices.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lindsey has a wife, Beverly.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Board of Directors". Clinton Foundation. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bruce R. Lindsey". Wright Lindsey Jennings. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Dunham, Richard S. (June 9, 1997). "Collision Course For Bruce Lindsey?". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Sabin, Warwick (November 11, 2004). "Coffee with Clinton's consigliere". Arkansas Times. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Labaton, Stephen (July 31, 1996). "Clinton Aide Is Ruled Likely Conspirator". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Defense Who's Who". The Washington Post. January 19, 1999. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Haddigan, Michael; Melton, R. H. (August 2, 1996). "Clinton Associates Cleared on 4 Counts in Bank Funds Case". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ Cohen, Adam (March 23, 1998). "The Ubiquitous Mr. Fix-It". CNN. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ Marcus, Ruth (February 5, 1998). "Clinton's 'Captain of the Defense'". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Broder, John M. (February 19, 1998). "TESTING OF A PRESIDENT: THE OVERVIEW; CLINTON LAWYERS PREPARE TO ARGUE ISSUE OF PRIVILEGE". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ Nagourney, Adam (February 9, 1998). "Bruce Lindsey: Unflinching, the President's Sentry Marches On". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2016.