Leon Panetta

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Leon Panetta
23rd United States Secretary of Defense
In office
July 1, 2011 – February 27, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy William Lynn
Ashton Carter
Preceded by Robert Gates
Succeeded by Chuck Hagel
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
February 13, 2009 – June 30, 2011
President Barack Obama
Deputy Stephen Kappes
Michael Morell
Preceded by Michael Hayden
Succeeded by Michael Morell (Acting)
David Petraeus
18th White House Chief of Staff
In office
July 17, 1994 – January 20, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Mack McLarty
Succeeded by Erskine Bowles
29th Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
January 21, 1993 – July 17, 1994
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Richard Darman
Succeeded by Alice Rivlin
Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 21, 1993
Preceded by William Gray
Succeeded by Martin Sabo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 21, 1993
Preceded by Burt Talcott
Succeeded by Sam Farr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Burt Talcott
Succeeded by Don Edwards
Personal details
Born Leon Edward Panetta
June 28, 1938 (1938-06-28) (age 75)
Monterey, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party (1971–present)
Other political
affiliations
Republican Party (Before 1971)
Spouse(s) Sylvia
Alma mater Santa Clara University
Profession Lawyer
Professor
Politician
Statesman
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1964–1966
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant
Awards Army Commendation Medal

Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938[1]) was the 23rd United States Secretary of Defense from 2011 until 2013. Before that, he served as director of the CIA from 2009 to 2011 and as Bill Clinton's White House Chief of staff from 1994 to 1997.

Panetta was born on June 28, 1938 in Monterey, California to an Itallian-American family. He studied at Santa Clara University. He served in the army from 1964 until 1966. He had won an Army Commendation Medal for his services in the force. Panetta is married to Sylvia Panetta.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Profile of Leon Panetta, Santa Clara University Law School web site, accessed April 28, 2011

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