William G. Allman

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William G. Allman
White House Curator
Assumed office
August 1, 2002
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded by Betty C. Monkman
Personal details
Born Bethesda, Maryland

William "Bill" G. Allman is the current White House Curator, first appointed by President George W. Bush. He serves as both the head of the White House Office of the Curator and as a spokesperson for the office's initiatives.[1]

Early life[edit]

Allman was born in Bethesda, Maryland. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in American Studies with Museum Concentration from The George Washington University.[2]

White House[edit]

Allman joined the White House as a Curatorial Assistant and was promoted to Assistant Curator in 1976. He contributed extensively to the 1999 revised and expanded second edition of Official White House China by Margaret Klapthor and also authored the catalog section of The White House: Its Historic Furnishings & First Families by Betty C. Monkman in 2000. Allman was appointed White House Curator on August 1, 2002. He has also written for the journal White House History and has given lectures on the White House collection.[2]


  1. ^ Linda Hales (September 25, 2004). "Lincoln Bedroom's Sleepy Look Scheduled For a Wake-Up Call". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "White House Biography of William G. Allman, White House Curator". White House. 2002. Retrieved May 6, 2017.