Thomas E. Donilon

American National Security Advisor

Thomas E. "Tom" Donilon (born May 14, 1955) is a former United States Government official. He was the National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration.[1] He has had a career as a U.S. political advisor, government official and lawyer.[2] Previously, he served together with diplomat Wendy Sherman as Agency Review Team Lead for the State Department in the Obama transition,[3] and as Deputy to National Security Advisor James Jones early in the Obama administration. Donilon replaced Jones as National Security Advisor on October 8, 2010.[4] Donilon announced his resignation as National Security Adviser on 5th June 2013. Susan Rice was his successor.[5]

Thomas Donilon
23rd National Security Advisor
In office
October 8, 2010 – July 1, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyDenis McDonough
Tony Blinken
Preceded byJames Jones
Succeeded bySusan Rice
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 2009 – October 8, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJames Jeffrey
Succeeded byDenis McDonough
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
In office
April 1, 1993 – November 7, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byMargaret Tutwiler
Succeeded byJames Rubin
Personal details
Born (1955-05-14) May 14, 1955 (age 69)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Spouse(s)Catherine Russell
Alma materCatholic University of America
University of Virginia

Donilon was also Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Warren Christopher at the United States Department of State in the Administration of President Bill Clinton.

Donilon was born on May 14, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied at the Catholic University of America and at Virginia University. He is currently married to Catherine Russell. They have two children.

References change

  1. Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser Sanger, David E. The New York Times.
  2. Archived 2017-12-27 at the Wayback Machine Washington Post
  3. "Obama-Biden Transition: Agency Review Teams | The Obama-Biden Transition Team". Archived from the original on 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  4. Defense Secretary Said to Be Staying On Baker, Peter. The New York Times.
  5. "Archived copy". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2019-11-30. Retrieved 2017-08-31.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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