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Evelyn S. Lieberman

American public affairs professional

Evelyn May Simonowitz Lieberman (July 9, 1944 – December 12, 2015) was an American public affairs professional. During the Bill Clinton administration, she became the first woman to serve as White House Deputy Chief of Staff serving for a few months in 1996.

Evelyn S. Lieberman
Evelyn S. Lieberman 1993.jpg
Lieberman in March 1993
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
In office
January 1996 – December, 1996
Served with Harold Ickes
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byErskine Bowles
Succeeded byJohn Podesta
Personal details
Evelyn May Simonowitz

(1944-07-09)July 9, 1944
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
DiedDecember 12, 2015(2015-12-12) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Edward H. Lieberman
EducationBuffalo State College, Class of 1966[1]

She was the first United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.[2] From 2002 until her death, Lieberman worked for the Smithsonian Institution, most recently as Senior Advisor and Assistant to the Secretary for external relations.[3]

Lieberman died of pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C., aged 71.[4]


  1. "This American Life - Evelyn Simonowitz Lieberman, '66". 1300 Elmwood - SUNY Buffalo State Alumni Magazine. Buffalo State University. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. "Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs - Principal Officers - People - Department History - Office of the Historian". Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  3. "Evelyn S. Lieberman | Newsdesk". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  4. New York Times, Evelyn Lieberman, aide who moved Monica Lewinsky from White House dies at 71

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