Richard Tubb

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Richard Tubb
Brigadier General Richard J Tubb.jpg
Physician to the President
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Eleanor Mariano
Succeeded by Jeffrey Kuhlman
Personal details
Born Richard J. Tubb
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1981–2010
Rank Brigadier General
Awards Defense 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 Tubb 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 is 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]

Dr. 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 28 January 2013, Dr. Richard 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 2012-07-18. 
  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."