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Karl Rove
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
In office
February 8, 2005 – August 31, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Harriet Miers
Succeeded by Joel Kaplan
Senior Advisor to the President
In office
January 20, 2001 – August 31, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by
  • Sid Blumenthal
  • Joel Johnson
  • Doug Sosnik
Succeeded by Barry Jackson
National Chairman of the College Republican National Committee
In office
Preceded by Joe Abate
Succeeded by John Brady
Personal details
Born (1950-12-25) December 25, 1950 (age 71)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Republican
  • Valerie Mather Wainwright (1976–1980)
  • Darby Tara Hickson (1986–2009)
  • Karen Johnson (2012–present)
Children 1 son

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has also headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. Since leaving the White House, Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to his White House appointments, he is credited with the 1994 and 1998 Texas victories of George W. Bush, as well as Bush's 2000 and 2004 successful presidential campaigns. In his 2004 victory speech Bush referred to Rove as "the Architect". Rove has also been credited for the successful campaigns of John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982 U.S. House and 1984 U.S. Senate elections).

Rove resides in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., and also keeps a house near Austin, Texas.

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