|28th White House Chief of Staff|
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017
|Preceded by||Denis McDonough|
|Succeeded by||John F. Kelly|
|Chair of the Republican National Committee|
January 14, 2011 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Steele|
|Succeeded by||Ronna Romney McDaniel|
|Chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin|
|Preceded by||Richard W. Graber|
|Succeeded by||Brad Courtney|
|Born||March 18, 1972|
Dover, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (BA)|
University of Miami (JD)
Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus (/ / RYNS PREE-bəs; 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.
Early life[change | change source]
Chair of the Republican National Committee (2011–2017)[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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)[change | change source]
He was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on January 20, 2017.
Possible 2022 gubernatorial campaign[change | change source]
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Schouten, Fredreka (January 21, 2011). "Reince Priebus: Fundraising top job as RNC chairman". USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- Rappeport, Michael D. Shear, Alan; Haberman, Maggie (2016-11-13). "Donald Trump Picks Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
- Baker, Peter; Haberman, Maggie (28 July 2017). "Reince Priebus Pushed Out After Rocky Tenure as Trump Chief of Staff" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Reince Priebus elected RNC chairman; Michael Steele ends bid". Politico. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
- "RNC's Priebus condemns Trump's Muslim proposal". Politico. December 8, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- Shear, Michael D.; Haberman, Maggie; Rappeport, Alan (November 13, 2016). "Donald Trump Picks Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- Bender, Michael C. (November 13, 2016). "RNC Chair Priebus Is Named Donald Trump's Chief of Staff". Wall Street Journal.
- Pramuk, Jacob (28 July 2017). "Trump names John Kelly new White House chief of staff".
- "Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid". The Hill. February 21, 2021.
- Hohmann, James; Summers, Juana (January 14, 2011). "Priebus steps into the spotlight". Politico.
- Mazzei, Patricia (November 19, 2016). "Before making his name in politics, Priebus was a force at Miami law school". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
- "New RNC Chairman Elected". OrthodoxObserver. February–March 2011. p. 21. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- "RNC Message Celebrating Orthodox Easter". GOP.com. GOP. May 1, 2016.