Robert C. Tapella

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Robert Charles Tapella
25th Public Printer of the United States
In office
October 4, 2007 – December 29, 2010 [1]
Appointed by President George W. Bush
Preceded by Bruce James
Succeeded by William J. Boarman[2]
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Robert Charles Tapella was the 25th Public Printer of the United States, the head of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), which produces and distributes information products for all branches of the U.S. Government.

He was a 1991 graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.[3] Tapella worked as the campaign manager for the unsuccessful candidacy of Beth Rogers, the Republican nominee for Congress in California's 23rd district in 2002.[4]

Tapella had worked at the GPO since 2002, first as deputy chief of staff until 2004, then as chief of staff until 2007. President George W. Bush nominated him for the position of Public Printer and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 4, 2007.[5] Previously, he was a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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