Senior Advisor to the President of the United States

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Senior Advisor
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Executive Office of the President
Succession None
Website The White House

Senior Advisor is a title used within the Executive Branch of the United States Government for various positions. In the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the title has been used in two different capacities. In the George W. Bush administration, it was a formal position, first held by Karl Rove and then by Barry Steven Jackson, in the Office of the Senior Advisor to the President.

Responsibilities[edit]

Over time, the Senior Advisor role has had responsibility for the following groups:

Prior administrations[edit]

In prior administrations, the position of "senior advisor" was a title used for various other purposes. Numerous examples of the position also exist throughout the Executive Departments and in the branch's independent agencies. For example, the FDA includes a position called the Senior Advisor for Science. The Department of the Interior includes, for example, a Senior Advisor for Alaskan Affairs.

List of Senior Advisors to the President[edit]

Senior Advisor Portfolio Term of office Party President
Rahm Emanuel Rahm Emanuel
(born 1959)
Political Affairs
Strategic Planning
Policy
January 20, 1993 –
November 7, 1998
Democratic Party Bill Clinton
Paul Begala Paul Begala
(born 1961)
Political Affairs
Communications
Policy
January 20, 1993 –
August 19, 1997
Democratic Party
George Stephanopoulos George Stephanopoulos
(born 1961)
Strategic Planning
Policy
June 7, 1993 –
December 10, 1996
Democratic Party
Sidney Blumenthal Sidney Blumenthal
(born 1948)
Political Affairs
Communications
Policy
August 19, 1997 –
January 20, 2001
Democratic Party
Doug Sosnik
(born 1959)
Political Affairs
Strategic Planning
Policy
November 7, 1998 –
January 20, 2001
Democratic Party
Joel Johnson
(born 1961)
Communications
Policy
May 20, 1999 –
January 20, 2001
Democratic Party
Karl Rove Karl Rove
(born 1950)
Political Affairs
Strategic Planning
Communications
January 20, 2001 –
August 31, 2007
Republican Party George W. Bush
Barry Steven Jackson Barry Steven Jackson
(born 1960)
Political Affairs
Strategic Planning
Communications
September 1, 2007 –
January 20, 2009
Republican Party
Valerie Jarrett Valerie Jarrett
(born 1956)
Public Engagement
Intergovernmental Affairs
January 20, 2009 –
Present
Democratic Party Barack Obama
Pete Rouse Pete Rouse
(born 1946)
Strategic Planning January 20, 2009 –
October 1, 2010
Democratic Party
David Axelrod David Axelrod
(born 1955)
Political Affairs
Communications
January 20, 2009 –
January 10, 2011
Democratic Party
David Plouffe David Plouffe
(born 1967)
Political Affairs
Communications
January 10, 2011 –
January 25, 2013
Democratic Party
Daniel Pfeiffer Daniel Pfeiffer
(born 1975)
Political Affairs
Communications
January 25, 2013 –
March 6, 2015
Democratic Party
Brian Deese Brian Deese
(born 1978)
Climate and Energy February 13, 2015 –
Present
Democratic Party
Shailagh Murray Shailagh Murray
Political Affairs
Communications
April 3, 2015 –
Present
Democratic Party

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