White House Press Secretary facts for kids
|Press Secretary of the White House|
|Office of the Press Secretary|
|Inaugural holder||George Edward Akerson|
The White House Press Secretary is an important job at the White House. They act as a spokesperson for the United States Government and the President, senior executives, and policies. Josh Earnest is the current White House Press Secretary.
List of Press Secretaries
|1929–1931||George Edward Akerson||Herbert Hoover|
|1931–1933||Theodore Goldsmith Joslin|
|1933–1945||Stephen Early||Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
|1945||Jonathan W. Daniels||Harry S. Truman|
|1953–1961||James Hagerty||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|1961–1964||Pierre Salinger||John F. Kennedy|
|Lyndon B. Johnson|
|1969–1974||Ron Ziegler||Richard Nixon|
|1974||Jerald terHorst||Gerald Ford|
|1977–1981||Jody Powell||Jimmy Carter|
|1981–1989||James Brady1||Ronald Reagan|
|1989–1993||Marlin Fitzwater||George H.W. Bush|
|1993–1994||Dee Dee Myers3||Bill Clinton|
|2001–2003||Ari Fleischer||George W. Bush|
|2009–2011||Robert Gibbs||Barack Obama|
1 Did not brief the press after being wounded in the Reagan assassination attempt.
2 De facto Press Secretary (as White House Deputy Press Secretary).
3 Did not brief the press while Stephanopoulos was Communications Director. First female Press Secretary.
4 De facto Press Secretary (as White House Communications Director).
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