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White House Fellows


A Legacy of Leadership

Since 1965, White House Fellows have carried out the program's mission to encourage active citizenship and service to the nation. Many former White House Fellows have made their mark in various fields of endeavor. This list is just a small representation of the many former Fellows who are leaders in their professions and their communities.

Photos of Former Classes: 1965-2006

Joan Abrahamson, '80-81; President, The Jefferson Institute; President, Jonas Salk Foundation

Charles A. Ansbacher, '76-77; Conductor, Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Michael H. Armacost, '69-70; Shorenstein Distinguished Fellow, Asian-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University; Former President, The Brookings Institution; Former Ambassador to Japan and the Philippines; Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs

Joe L. Barton, '81-82; U.S. Congressman, Texas

Frederick S. Benson III, '73-74; President, U.S. - New Zealand Council; Former Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Company

Dennis C. Blair, '75-76; Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.); CEO, Institute for Defense Analysis; Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command

Samuel D. Brownback, '90-91; U.S. Senator, Kansas

Thomas J. Campbell, '80-81; Former U.S. Congressman, California

Garrey E. Carruthers, '74-75; President/CEO, Cimarron Health Plan; Former Governor, New Mexico

Marshall N. Carter, '75-76; Former Chairman/CEO, State Street Bank & Trust Co.

Elaine L. Chao, '83-84; Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor; Former President/CEO, United Way of America; Former Director, Peace Corps

Wesley K. Clark, '75-76; Chairman/CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates; General, U.S. Army (ret.); Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

Peter M. Dawkins, '73-74; Vice Chairman, CitiGroup Private Bank; Former Chairman/CEO of Primerica Financial Services, Inc.; Heisman Trophy winner; Brigadier General, U.S. Army (ret.)

Nelson A. Diaz, '77-78; Partner, Blank Rome LLP; Former City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia; Former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Anne Cohn Donnelly, '79-80; Former Executive Director, National Commission for Prevention of Child Abuse

Marsha J. Evans, '79-80; President/CEO of American Red Cross; Former National Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of America; Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Paul A. Gigot, '86-87; Editor, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal

Sanjay Gupta, '97-98; CNN Medical Correspondent

Robert D. Haas, '68-69; Chairman/CEO, Levi Strauss & Company

Samuel H. Howard, '66-67; Senior Vice President, Financial Executives Institute; Chairman, Federation of American Hospitals; Member of Bipartisan Commission on Medicare under President Clinton; Member of Commission on Social Security under President Reagan; Former National Chairman, Easter Seals, Inc.

Tom Johnson, '65-66; Former Chairman/CEO, CNN

William E. Lennox, '86-87; Lt. General, U.S. Army; Superintendent, United States Military Academy

Robert C. McFarlane, '71-72; Chairman and CEO, Energy and Communications Solutions; Former National Security Advisor to President Reagan; Former Counselor to the U.S. Department of State; Former Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to President Ford; Former Military Assistant to Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft

Margaret M. McKeown, '80-81; Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Dana G. Mead, '70-71; Former Chairman/CEO, Tenneco, Inc.

Doris M. Meissner, '73-74; Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute; Former Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service

Luis G. Nogales, '72-73; President, Nogales Partners; Former CEO, United Press International; Former President, Univision

Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, '66-67; Former Chairman, NBC

Roger B. Porter, '74-75; Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Former Assistant for Economic and Domestic Policy to President Reagan.

Colin L. Powell, '72-73; Secretary, U.S. Department of State; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Founding Chairman, America's Promise; General, U.S. Army (ret.)

William L. Roper, '82-83; Dean, School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, and CEO, UNC Health Care System, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lynn A. Schenk, '76-77; Former Chief Aide and Senior Counselor to Former Governor Davis; Former Congresswoman, California

Deanell R. Tacha, '71-72; Judge, U.S. Court of the Appeals for the 10th Court

Myron E. Ullman, '81-82; Former CEO, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy; Former Chairman/CEO, DFS Group, LTD; Former Chairman/CEO, R.H. Macy Co.

Timothy E. Wirth, '67-68; President, United Nations Foundation; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Former Senator, Colorado


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