John R. Steelman

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John Roy Steelman
1st Assistant to the President of the United States
aka
1st White House Chief of Staff
In office
1946–1953
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Sherman Adams
Personal details
Born June 23, 1900(1900-06-23)
Thornton, Arkansas
Died July 14, 1999(1999-07-14) (aged 99)
Naples, Florida
Political party Republican

John Roy Steelman (June 23, 1900 - July 14, 1999) was the first Assistant to the President of the United States serving President Harry S. Truman from 1946 to 1953. The office later became the White House Chief of Staff.