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The White House
White House
Social Secretary is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of official social events at the White House, the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

Contents

1 Function 2 First male to fill role 3 List of White House
White House
Social Secretaries 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Function[edit] The Social Secretary is head of the White House
White House
Social Office, located in the East Wing
East Wing
of the White House
White House
Complex. The Social Secretary plans events ranging from those as simple as a tea for the First Lady and a single official guest, to dinners for more than 200 guests. The Social Secretary works with the White House
White House
Chief Usher to coordinate domestic staff and with the Chief of Protocol of the United States, an official within the United States Department of State, to plan state visits and accompanying state dinners. The Social Secretary works with the White House
White House
Graphics and Calligraphy Office
Graphics and Calligraphy Office
in the production of invitations to social events. The Social Secretary works on both the political and non-political functions of the presidency, coordinating events for the President, the First Lady, and senior political staff. The White House
White House
Social Secretary serves at the president's pleasure and is appointed by each administration. First male to fill role[edit] On February 25, 2011, the White House
White House
appointed Jeremy Bernard, the first male social secretary in its history. “I have long admired the arts and education programs that have become hallmarks of the Obama White House
White House
and I am eager to continue these efforts in the years ahead,” Bernard said during the announcing press conference.[1] List of White House
White House
Social Secretaries[edit]

Social Secretary Term of office President

1 Belle Hagner[2] 1901 – 1909 Theodore Roosevelt

2 Alice Blech[3] 1909 – 1910 William Howard Taft

3 Mary Spiers[4] 1910 – 1913

4 Belle Hagner[5] 1913 – 1915 Woodrow Wilson

5 Edith Benham Helm[6] 1915 – 1921

6 Laura Harlan[7] 1921 – 1923 Warren G. Harding

1923 – 1929[7] Calvin Coolidge

7 Mary Randolph[8] 1929 – 1931 Herbert Hoover

8 Doris Goss[9] 1931 – 1933

9 Edith Benham Helm[6] 1933 – 1949 Franklin D. Roosevelt

1949 – 1953[6] Harry S. Truman

10 Mary Jane McCaffrey[10] 1955 – 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower

11 Letitia Baldrige[11] 1961 – 1963 John F. Kennedy

12 Nancy Tuckerman[12] 1963 – 1963

13 Bess Abel[13] 1963 – 1969 Lyndon B. Johnson

14 Lucy Winchester[14] 1969 – 1974 Richard Nixon

15 Nancy Lammerding Ruwe[15] 1974 – 1975 Gerald Ford

16 Maria Downs[16] 1975 – 1977

17 Gretchen Poston[17] 1977 – 1981 Jimmy Carter

18 Mabel (Muffie) Brandon[18] 1981 – 1983 Ronald Reagan

19 Gahl Hodges[19] 1983 – 1985

20 Linda Faulkner[20] 1985 – 1989

21 Laurie Firestone[21] 1989 – 1993 George H.W. Bush

22 Ann Stock[22] 1993 – 1997 Bill Clinton

23 Capricia Marshall[23] 1997 – 2001

24 Catherine Fenton[24] 2001 – 2004 George W. Bush

25 Lea Berman[25] 2005 – 2007

26 Amy Zantzinger[26] 2007 – 2009

27 Desirée Rogers[27] 2009 – 2010 Barack Obama

28 Julianna Smoot[28] 2010 – 2011

29 Jeremy Bernard[29] 2011 – 2015

30 Deesha Dyer[30] 2015 – 2017

31 Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd[31] 2017 – Present Donald Trump

References[edit]

^ Brian Bolduc (2011-02-25). " White House
White House
Names First Male Social Secretary". NATIONAL REVIEW Online.  ^ "TR Center - Isabella Hagner". Theodorerooseveltcenter.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Alice Blech Social Secretary Alice Blech. October 22, 1909…". Flickr. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Walsenburg World March 17, 1910 — Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection". Coloradohistoricnewspapers.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Social Secretary Quotes: Belle Hagner - White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. 1903-10-24. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ a b c "Social Secretary Quotes: Edith Benham Helm - White House Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. 1903-10-24. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ a b "Social Secretary Quotes: Laura Harlan - White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.  ^ MaryAnne Borrelli (15 August 2011). The Politics of the President's Wife. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 62–. ISBN 978-1-60344-422-4.  ^ "Oral History of HONORABLE FRANK Q. NEBEKER" (PDF). Dcchs.org. August 12, 2003. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ [1][dead link] ^ "ST-C186-1-63. First Lady's Social Secretary Nancy Tuckerman
Nancy Tuckerman
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum". Jfklibrary.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Reliable Source - Quoted: LBJ social secretary Bess Abell on her one White House
White House
dinner crashing problem". Voices.washingtonpost.com. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Lucy A. Winchester". Nixonlibrary.gov. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Nancy Lammerding, Ford Aide, Is Married to L. Nicholas Ruwe". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Maria Downs". Gerald R. Ford Foundation. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ Blau, Eleanor (1992-01-08). "Gretchen Householder Poston, 59, Ex- White House
White House
Social Secretary". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ Ginsburg, Ina (1981-05-17). "A Conversation With Muffie Brandon". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Social Secretary Quotes: Gahl Hodges Burt - White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-10-30.  ^ "Social Secretary Quotes: Laurie Firestone - White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "The Role of the White House
White House
Social Secretary". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Social Secretary Quotes: Capricia Marshall
Capricia Marshall
- White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ Irvin Molotsky (2001-01-09). "Laura Bush Designates Keepers of Her Calendar". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "Social Secretary Quotes: Lea Berman - White House
White House
Historical Association". Whitehousehistory.org. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ "President Bush Names Amy Zantzinger as White House
White House
Social Secretary". Georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ " White House
White House
announces resignation of social secretary Desirée Rogers". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ " White House
White House
social secretary Desiree Rogers resigns; Julianna Smoot named successor". Washingtonpost.com. 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ Perry, Mark. " Jeremy Bernard
Jeremy Bernard
to step down as White House
White House
social secretary". Politico. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ " White House
White House
Announces Deesha Dyer
Deesha Dyer
as Social Secretary". Whitehouse.gov. 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2017-03-01.  ^ Betsy Klein (February 8, 2017). "Melania Trump hires White House social secretary". CNN. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

Baldrige, Letitia. In the Kennedy Style: Magical Evenings in the Kennedy White House. Doubleday: 1998. ISBN 0-385-48964-1. Clinton, Hillary Rodham. An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History. Simon & Schuster: 2000. ISBN 0-684-85799-5. The White House: An Historic Guide. White House
White House
Historical Association and the National Geographic Society: 2001. ISBN 0-912308-79-6.

External links[edit]

White House
White House
Historical Association website Records of the White House
White House
Social Office (1952 - 1961), Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

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