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David Gergen
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Counselor to the President
In office
May 29, 1993 – June 28, 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Clayton Yeutter
Succeeded by Mack McLarty
White House Communications Director
In office
June 17, 1981 – January 15, 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Frank Ursomarso
Succeeded by Michael A. McManus Jr.
In office
July 1976 – January 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Margita White
Succeeded by Gerald Rafshoon (1978)
White House Staff Secretary
In office
January 20, 1981 – June 17, 1981
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Richard Hutcheson
Succeeded by Richard Darman
White House Director of Speechwriting
In office
1973–1974
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Ray Price
Succeeded by Robert Hartmann
Personal details
Born
David Richmond Gergen

May 9, 1942 (1942-05-09) (age 78)
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Anne Gergen
Children 2
Education Yale University (BA)
Harvard University (LLB)

David Richmond Gergen (born May 9, 1942) is an American political commentator. He was a presidential adviser during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. He is a senior political analyst for CNN. Gergen is a professor of public service and he was the first director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.


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