Thursday, March 23, 2017

White House Chiefs of Staff, 1969-2017

Below is a list of modern White House Chiefs of Staff (1969-2017) compiled for a book I am co-authoring on the topic.

Chief of Staff                                     Tenure             President                     Party
Harry Robbins (H.R.) Haldeman        1969-73           Nixon                          Republican
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.                       1973-74           Nixon                          Republican
Donald H. Rumsfeld                          1974-75           Ford                            Republican
Richard M. Cheney                             1975-77           Ford                            Republican
William Hamilton M. Jordan              1979-80           Carter                          Democratic
Jack H. Watson, Jr.                             1980-81           Carter                          Democratic
James A. Baker III                              1981-85           Reagan                                    Republican
Donald T. Regan                                 1985-87           Reagan                                    Republican
Howard H. Baker, Jr.                          1987-88           Reagan                                    Republican
Kenneth M. Duberstein                      1988-89           Reagan                                    Republican
John H. Sununu                                  1989-91           G.H.W. Bush              Republican
Samuel K. Skinner                              1991-92           G.H.W. Bush              Republican
James A. Baker III                              1992-93           G.H.W. Bush              Republican
Thomas F. McLarty III                       1993-94           Clinton                        Democratic
Leon E. Panetta                                  1994-97           Clinton                        Democratic
Erskine B. Bowles                              1997-98           Clinton                        Democratic
John D. Podesta                                  1998-01           Clinton                        Democratic
Andrew H. Card, Jr.                           2001-06           G.W. Bush                  Republican
Joshua B. Bolten                                 2006-09           G.W. Bush                  Republican
Rahm I. Emanuel*                              2009-10           Obama                         Democratic
William M. Daley                                2011-12           Obama                         Democratic
Jacob J. Lew                                       2012-13           Obama                         Democratic
Denis R. McDonough                         2013-17           Obama                         Democratic
Reinhold R. “Reince” Priebus            2017-p             Trump                          Republican

* After Emanuel left his post to run for mayor of Chicago, Senior Adviser Peter M. Rouse served as interim chief of staff from October 1, 2010, to January 13, 2011.

White House Deputy Chiefs of Staff, 1981-2017

Below is a list of individuals who have served as deputy chief of staff in the White House from 1981-2017. I compiled this information for the book I am co-authoring about the White House Chief of Staff and Office of Chief of Staff. This chart does not exist elsewhere as far as I know.

President
Chief of Staff
Deputy Chiefs of Staff[1]
Ronald W. Reagan
James A. Baker III
[01/20/81-02/02/85]
Michael K. Deaver [01/20/81-05/10/85]

Donald T. Regan
[02/02/85-02/27/87]
Michael K. Deaver [01/20/81-05/10/85]
W. Dennis Thomas [07/15/85-05/87][2]

Howard H. Baker, Jr.
[02/27/87-07/01/88]
Kenneth M. Duberstein [03/23/87-07/01/88]

Kenneth M. Duberstein
[07/01/88-01/20/89]
M.B. Oglesby, Jr. [07/05/88-01/20/89]
George H.W. Bush
John H. Sununu
[01/20/89-12/16/91]
Andrew H. Card, Jr. [01/20/89-02/03/92][3]
James W. Cicconi [01/89-01/91][4]

Samuel K. Skinner
[12/16/91-08/23/92]
Andrew H. Card, Jr. [01/20/89-02/03/92]
William Henson Moore, III [02/03/92-08/23/92]

James A. Baker III
[08/23/92-01/20/93]
Robert B. Zoellick [08/23/92-01/20/93]
William J Clinton
Thomas F. McLarty III
[01/20/93-07/17/94]
Mark D. Gearan [01/20/93-05/93]
Roy M. Neel [05/93-11/93]
Philip Lader [12/93-10/03/94]
Harold M. Ickes [01/03/94-01/20/97]

Leon E. Panetta
[07/17/94-01/20/97]
Harold M. Ickes (Policy and Political Affairs) [01/03/94-01/20/97]
Philip Lader [12/93-10/03/94]
Erskine B. Bowles (White House Operations) [10/03/94-01/11/96]
Evelyn S. Lieberman (White House Operations) [01/11/96-12/96]

Erskine B. Bowles
[01/20/97-10/20/98]
Sylvia M. Mathews [01/97-05/98]
Maria Echaveste [05/29/98-01/20/01]
John D. Podesta [01/97-10/20/98]

John D. Podesta
[10/20/98-01/20/01]
Maria Echaveste [05/29/98-01/20/01]
Stephen J. Ricchetti [11/98-01/20/01]
George W. Bush
Andrew H. Card, Jr.
[01/20/01-04/14/06]
Joseph W. Hagin (Operations) [01/20/01-07/20/08]
Joshua B. Bolten (Policy) [01/20/01-06/26/03]
Harriet E. Miers (Policy) [06/27/03-02/03/05]
Karl C. Rove (Policy) [02/03/05-08/31/07]

Joshua B. Bolten
[04/14/06-01/21/09]
Joseph W. Hagin (Operations) [01/20/01-07/20/08]
Blake L. Gottesman (Operations) [07/20/08-01/20/09]
Karl C. Rove (Planning) [02/03/05-08/31/07]
Joel D. Kaplan (Policy) [04/19/06-01/20/09]
Barack H. Obama
Rahm I. Emanuel
[01/20/09-10/1/10]
James A. Messina (Operations) [01/20/09-01/26/11]
Mona K. Sutphen (Policy) [01/20/09-01/26/11]

William M. Daley
[01/13/11-01/27/12]
Alyssa Mastromonaco (Operations) [01/27/11-present]
Nancy-Anne DeParle (Policy) [01/27/11-01/25/13]

Jacob J. Lew
[01/27/12-01/25/13]
Alyssa Mastromonaco (Operations) [01/27/11-present]
Nancy-Anne DeParle (Policy) [01/27/11-01/25/13]

Denis R. McDonough
[01/25/13-01/20/17]
Alyssa Mastromonaco (Operations) [01/27/11-05/14]
Anita J. Decker Breckenridge (Operations) [05/14-01/20/17]
Rob Nabors (Policy) [01/25/13-04/02/15]
Mark B. Childress (Planning) [01/12-05/22/14]
Kristie Canegallo (Implementation) [05/22/14-01/20/17]
Donald J. Trump
Reinhold R. “Reince” Priebus [01/20/17-present]
Joseph W. Hagin (Operations) [01/20/17-present]
Katie Walsh (Implementation) [01/20/17-present]
Rick A. Dearborn (Policy) [01/20/17-present]




[1] Unless otherwise indicated, staffers had the formal title “deputy chief of staff.”
[2] Official title was “Assistant to the President.”
[3] Official title was “Deputy to the Chief of Staff.”
[4] Official title was “Deputy to the Chief of Staff.”

Monday, February 27, 2017

POTUSProf's CNN Debut Talking Trump Administration's Executive Branch Appointments

My February 25, 2017, debut on CNN can be viewed here. Though I have a face made for radio, sometimes you just gotta do TV if asked...


Reince's Real Problem

“This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine” --President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017

 

It has been a very difficult first month for the fledgling Trump administration. To describe the situation as chaos, bedlam, dysfunction—whatever term you want to use to describe the situation in the White House—is not hyperbole, alternative facts, or fake news. It is reality.

The level and intensity of the chaos within the West Wing is unprecedented in the modern era. Unfortunately for Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, much of the responsibility for bringing order to the West Wing rests with him—the administrative equivalent of taming a pride of circus lions with neither chair nor whip.

For the rest of my op-ed that appeared on CNN, click here.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Whither or Wither White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus?



The following op-ed first appeared at CNN Opinion on January 25, 2017 

After a brutal first several days for the Trump administration, one has to ask: where was the White House Chief of Staff? Traditionally, the chief of staff performs a number of valuable roles for a president, from advising him on policy and politics to representing him to the media and Congress to making sure the administrative and policy processes run efficiently. But during this difficult first week for the Trump White House, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been largely AWOL.

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