Richard Tubb

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Richard Tubb
Brigadier General Richard J Tubb.jpg
Physician to the President
In office
March 2002 – January 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byEleanor Mariano
Succeeded byJeffrey Kuhlman
Personal details
Richard Jay Tubb

(1959-07-21) July 21, 1959 (age 59)
Spouse(s)Kathryn Diane Hillman
Alma materUnited States Air Force Academy (BS)
University of Wisconsin (MD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
Years of service1981–2010
RankBrigadier General
AwardsDefense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (2)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2)

Richard Jay Tubb (born July 21, 1959) was the personal physician to President George W. Bush as well as being personal physician to Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. He was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force.[1] His predecessor as White House Physician was Eleanor Mariano; Navy Captain Jeffrey Kuhlman succeeded him as Physician to the President.[2]

Tubb may be the longest serving White House Physician in U.S. history. He was assigned to the White House Medical Unit for nearly 14 years and served in three presidential administrations from 1995 until 2009.[3] As White House Physician, he was a Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Medical Unit, a component of the White House Military Office, that is part of the Executive Office of the President.[4]

On January 28, 2013, Tubb was appointed a Non-Executive Director of British American Tobacco p.l.c.[5]


  1. ^ Official USAF Biography "Biographies: Brigadier General (Dr.) Richard J. Tubb". Archived from the original on July 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Mishori, Ranit. "When The Patient Is The President." Archived January 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Parade. August 16, 2009.
  3. ^ The White House Physician, A History from George Washington to George W. Bush. Ludwig M. Deppisch, MD. Mcfarland and Company Publishers, 2007
  4. ^ White House Military Office"
  5. ^ British American Tobacco - Press Release - January 29, 2013."