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Fred Fielding -- White House
Counsel to the President

Fred Fisher Fielding (born March 21, 1939) was selected on January 8, 2007 by President of the United States George W. Bush to replace outgoing White House Counsel Harriet Miers.[1] Fielding is a senior partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding, a Washington, D.C. law firm. He has served the American government in a number of roles throughout his career. He served as Associate Counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1972, where he was the deputy to John Dean during the Watergate scandal. He was the Counsel to the President for President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1986. Fielding has also served on the Tribunal on the U.S.-UK Air Treaty Dispute (1989-1994), as a member of the president's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform (1989), as a member of the Secretary of Transportation's Task Force on Aviation Disasters (1997-1998) and as a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission). He is the chairman of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Gettysburg College. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law. He married Maria Dugger on October 21, 1967. They have two children: Adam and Alexandra.

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