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John Podesta

John PodestaAKA John David Podesta

Born: c. 1949

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White House Chief of Staff for Pres. Clinton

Joined the staff of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) in 1979, with expertise listed as "privacy, technology and information-gathering". With his brother Tony he founded Podesta Associates in 1988, then joined Bill Clinton's staff, eventually rising to Chief of Staff. He served as one of Clinton's point-men on the encryption issue. After the end of that administration he founded the Center for American Progress in Washington, and later served as Counselor to President Barack Obama.

Brother: Anthony "Tony" Podesta (manager of John Kerry's Pennsylvania organization)

    University: BS Psychology, Knox College (1971)
    Law School: Georgetown University Law Center (1976)

    White House Staff Counselor to Barack Obama (2014-15)
    White House Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton (1998-2001)
    White House Chief of Staff Deputy Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton (1997-98)
    Al Franken for Senate
    Center for American Progress Founder
    Center for a New American Security Board of Directors
    The Century Foundation Trustee
    The Constitution Project Liberty and Security Initiative
    Energy Future Coalition Steering Committee
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Gephardt for President
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    League of Conservation Voters Board of Directors
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama for Illinois
    Progressive Patriots Fund
    Roosevelt Institute Advisory Board
    Science Debate 2008
    Women's Voices. Women Vote.

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tanner on Tanner (5-Oct-2004) · Himself


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