Donald A. Baer

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Don Baer
White House Director of Communications
In office
August 14, 1995 – July 31, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Mark Gearan
Succeeded by Ann Lewis
Personal details
Born (1954-09-17) September 17, 1954 (age 64)
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)
London School of Economics (MA)
University of Virginia (JD)

Donald Aaron Baer (born September 17, 1954) is an American who has worked as a media lawyer, journalist, and a senior advisor to then-president Bill Clinton who is currently the CEO of Burson-Marsteller, a public relations firm, and Chairman of the Board of PBS.[1] Baer received his undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a masters in international relations at the London School of Economics, and law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.[1] He and his wife, Nancy Bard, wed in 1987.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Donald A. Baer PBS. Accessed 10/28/2016. Archive URL
  2. ^ Nancy Alison Bard Weds Donald Baer The New York Times. 09/21/1987.
  3. ^ "Donald A. Baer – Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer" Burson-Marsteller. Accessed 10/28/2016 at[anti-virus software flagged this site as a source of malware] Archive URL.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Gearan
White House Director of Communications
Succeeded by
Ann Lewis