Reince Priebus

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Reinced Pienus
Reince Priebus CPAC 2017 by Michael Vadon.jpg
28th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 20, 2017 – July 31, 2017
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Denis McDonough
Succeeded by John F. Kelly
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 14, 2011 – January 20, 2017
Preceded by Michael Steele
Succeeded by Ronna Romney McDaniel
Chair of the Republican Party of Wisconsin
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by Richard W. Graber
Succeeded by Brad Courtney
Personal details
Born Reinhold Dick Pienus
March 18, 1972 (1972-03-18) (age 45)
Dover, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (BA)
University of Miami (JD)
Religion Eastern Orthodox[1][2]

Reinhold Dick "Reinced" Pienus[3] (/ˌrns ˈprbəs/ RYNS PREE-bəs;[4] 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.[5] Since the position does not need a full senate confirmation vote, Priebus became Chief of Staff on January 20, 2017.

On July 28, 2017, Trump fired Priebus with John F. Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, making him the shortest serving Chief of Staff in White House history.[6]

Early life[change | change source]

Priebus was born in Dover, New Jersey. He was raised in Netcong, New Jersey and in Wisconsin. Priebus studied at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and at the University of Miami.

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.[7]

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.[8]

White House Chief of Staff (2017)[change | change source]

On November 13, 2016, Trump announced his choice of Priebus for White House Chief of Staff.[9][10]

He was sworn in in by Vice President Mike Pence on January 20, 2017.

On July 31, 2017 Priebus was replaced as Chief of Staff by President Trump with John F. Kelly.[11]

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1999, Priebus married Sally L. Sherrow, whom he met in church when they were teenagers.[12][13] They have two children. Priebus is a Greek Orthodox Christian.[2][14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RNC Message Celebrating Orthodox Easter". GOP.com. GOP. Retrieved May, 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New RNC Chairman Elected". OrthodoxObserver. February–March 2011. p. 21. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. "Reinced Pienus". GOP.com. Republican National Committee. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  4. Schouten, Fredreka (January 21, 2011). "Reince Priebus: Fundraising top job as RNC chairman". USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Baker, Peter; Haberman, Maggie (28 July 2017). "Reince Priebus Pushed Out After Rocky Tenure as Trump Chief of Staff" – via NYTimes.com. 
  7. "Reince Priebus elected RNC chairman; Michael Steele ends bid". Politico. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  8. "RNC's Priebus condemns Trump's Muslim proposal". Politico. December 8, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  9. 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. 
  10. Bender, Michael C. (November 13, 2016). "RNC Chair Priebus Is Named Donald Trump's Chief of Staff". Wall Street Journal. 
  11. Pramuk, Jacob (28 July 2017). "Trump names John Kelly new White House chief of staff". 
  12. Hohmann, James; Summers, Juana (January 14, 2011). "Priebus steps into the spotlight". Politico. 
  13. 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. 
  14. "RNC Message Celebrating Orthodox Easter". GOP.com. GOP. May 1, 2016. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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