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White House Transition Interviews: A - H

White House staff in the presidential administrations from Richard M. Nixon through William Jefferson Clinton discuss the transitions between the presidential administrations, the organization of the White House staff, and the successes and lessons learned during these periods.

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Phillip D. Brady (1951 - )
Deputy Assistant to the Vice President 1988-89; Deputy Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, 1989; Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Cabinet Affairs, 1989-91; General Counsel, Department of Transportation and Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, 1991-93, Bush Administration.

Jan Naylor Cope (1956 - )
Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel, 1991-93, Bush Administration.

Courtesy of Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/Lloyd Cutler (1917 - 2005)
White House Special Counsel, 1994, Clinton Administration.

Courtesy of Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/James Fetig (1949 - )
Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Director, Public Affairs, National Security Council (NSC), 1995-1996, Clinton Administration.

Courtesy of Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.reaganlibrary.gov/Thomas Griscom (1949 - )
Assistant to the President, Office of Communications, 1987-1988, Reagan Administration.

Courtesy of Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1924 - 2010)
Senior Military Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1969-1970; Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1970-1973; Assistant to the President, White House Chief of Staff, 1973-1974, Nixon Administration.

Courtesy of Ford Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.fordlibrary.gov/Robert T. Hartmann (1917 - 2008)
Counselor to the President; Director, White House Editorial and Speechwriting Staff; Liaison between the executive office and Republican Party organizations, Ford Administration (1974-1977).

Courtesy of Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/Jon Huntsman (1937 - )
Associate Administrator, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1970-1971; Special Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary, 1971 - 1972, Nixon Administration.

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