Samuel K. Skinner

White House chief of staff

Samuel Knox Skinner (born June 10, 1938) is an American politician, lawyer and businessman. Skinner served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush.

Samuel Knox Skinner
10th United States Secretary of Transportation
In office
February 6, 1989 – December 15, 1991
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byJames H. Burnley IV
Succeeded byAndrew Card
15th White House Chief of Staff
In office
December 16, 1991 – August 23, 1992
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byJohn H. Sununu
Succeeded byJames Baker
Personal details
Born (1938-06-10) June 10, 1938 (age 86)
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Ann Thomas Skinner
ChildrenThomas V. Skinner
Jane Skinner
Steven K. Skinner
Samuel J. Skinner
William C. Skinner
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
DePaul University
OccupationLawyer, public official, businessman
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1960-1961


  1. Mehler, Neil H. (9 December 1991). "Wheaton Pals Recall `Good Guy` Skinner". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2014.

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