Ron Klain

White House Chief of Staff

Ronald A. Klain (born August 8, 1961) is an American politician and lawyer. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the 30th White House Chief of Staff since January 20, 2021 in the Joe Biden administration.

Ron Klain
Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff.jpg
30th White House Chief of Staff
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byMark Meadows
Succeeded byJeff Zients (designate)
White House Ebola Response Coordinator
In office
October 22, 2014 – February 15, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Chief of Staff to the Vice President
In office
January 20, 2009 – January 14, 2011
Vice PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byDavid Addington
Succeeded byBruce Reed
In office
November 1, 1995 – August 3, 1999
Vice PresidentAl Gore
Preceded byJack Quinn
Succeeded byCharles Burson
Personal details
Born (1961-08-08) August 8, 1961 (age 61)[1]
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Monica Medina
Children3
EducationGeorgetown University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

He was the chief of staff to two U.S. vice presidents: Al Gore (1995–1999) and Joe Biden (2009–2011).

In early 2020, Klain joined Biden's presidential campaign as a senior advisor.[2][3]

On November 11, 2020 it was announced he would be the White House Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden.[4][5]

In January 2023, Klain announced his plans to resign as chief of staff in the weeks after President Biden's State of the Union Address in February.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Warshaw, Shirley Anne (2014). The Clinton Years. Infobase Publishing. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-8160-7459-4. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  2. "Biden for President: More Senior Advisors". Democracy in Action. Archived from the original on 12 August 2020.
  3. Parnes, Amie (September 27, 2020). "Meet Joe Biden's chief debate guru". The Hill. Archived from the original on 27 September 2020.
  4. Shear, Michael D.; Glueck, Katie; Haberman, Maggie; Kaplan, Thomas (November 11, 2020). "Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff". The New York Times.
  5. "President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff". President-Elect Joe Biden. 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
  6. Baker, Peter; Rogers, Katie (2023-01-21). "Ron Klain Expected to Step Down as Biden's White House Chief of Staff". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  7. Phil Mattingly; Kaitlan Collins (January 22, 2023). "Jeff Zients to replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff". CNN. Retrieved January 22, 2023.