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Reince Priebus
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28th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Denis McDonough
Succeeded by John F. Kelly
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 14, 2011 – January 20, 2017
Preceded by Michael Steele
Succeeded by Ronna Romney McDaniel
Chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin
In office
Preceded by Richard W. Graber
Succeeded by Brad Courtney
Personal details
Born March 18, 1972 (1972-03-18) (age 49)
Dover, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (BA)
University of Miami (JD)

Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus (born March 18, 1972) is an American attorney and politician. He was the 27th White House Chief of Staff from January 20, 2017 through July 31, 2017. He has been the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) from January 20, 2011 to January 20, 2017.

On November 13, 2016, President-elect of the United States Donald Trump announced that Priebus would serve as his White House Chief of Staff. Since the position does not need a full senate confirmation vote, Priebus became Chief of Staff on January 20, 2017.

On July 28, 2017, Trump fired Priebus with John F. Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, making him the shortest serving Chief of Staff in White House history.

Early life

Priebus was born in Dover, New Jersey. He was raised in Netcong, New Jersey and in Wisconsin. Priebus studied at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and at the University of Miami.

Chair of the Republican National Committee (2011–2017)

On December 5, 2010, Priebus stepped down as general counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC). The next day he sent a letter to all 168 voting members of the RNC announcing his candidacy for chairman. On January 14, 2011, after seven rounds of voting, Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Criticisms of Donald Trump

In December 2015, Priebus publicly criticized then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to temporarily suspend Muslim immigration in response to terrorist attacks. "I don't agree", Priebus told The Washington Examiner.

White House Chief of Staff (2017)

On November 13, 2016, Trump announced his choice of Priebus for White House Chief of Staff.

He was sworn in in by Vice President Mike Pence on January 20, 2017.

On July 31, 2017 Priebus was replaced as Chief of Staff by President Trump with John F. Kelly.

Personal life

In 1999, Priebus married Sally L. Sherrow, whom he met in church when they were teenagers. They have two children. Priebus is a Greek Orthodox Christian.

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