Denis McDonough

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Denis McDonough
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McDonough in 2015
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Assuming office
PresidentJoe Biden (elect)
SucceedingRobert Wilkie
26th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 2013 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJack Lew
Succeeded byReince Priebus
United States Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
October 20, 2010 – January 20, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byThomas E. Donilon
Succeeded byTony Blinken
Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
In office
October 20, 2009 – October 20, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
LeaderJames Jones
Preceded byMark Lippert
Succeeded byBrooke Anderson
Personal details
Denis Richard McDonough

(1969-12-02) December 2, 1969 (age 51)
Stillwater, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Karin Hillstrom
EducationSt. John's University, Minnesota (BA)
Georgetown University (MS)

Denis Richard McDonough (born December 2, 1969) is an American politician. He was the 26th White House Chief of Staff from 2013 to 2017 during the Barack Obama presidency.[1]

In December 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated McDonough to serve as the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs in his administration.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Washington Post (2013). Denis McDonough to be Obama’s new chief of staff. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. Miller, Zeke; Pace, Julie (10 December 2020). "Biden picks former Obama chief of staff McDonough for VA". USA TODAY. Retrieved 10 December 2020.