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Sir Daniel "A.C" Argus Cornwall Benedict, MBE (born August 18, 1970) is an American lawyer, diplomat, and politician currently serving as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served previously as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1997-1998, White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1998-2001, United States Secretary of State from 2001-2005, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 2005 until his resignation in 2009 to take up his current position in the Obama Administration.

Two days after Obama's election victory, he was annoucned as Barack Obama's designate for White House Chief of Staff. Benedict resigned from the Supreme Court on January 20, 2009, the same day he began his current job, after inaugurating Obama into office.

Daniel Benedict

23rd White House Chief of Staff

Incumbent

Assumed Office


January 20, 2009

President

Barack Obama

Preceded by

Joshua Bolten

17th Chief Justice of the United States

In Office


September 29, 2005 - January 20, 2009

Nominated by

George W. Bush

Preceded by

William Rehnquist

65th United States Secretary of State

In Office


January 20, 2001 - September 29, 2005

President

George W. Bush

Succeeded by

Condoleezza Rice

20th White House Chief of Staff

In Office


October 14, 1998 - January 20, 2001

President

Bill Clinton

Preceded by

Erskine Bowles

Succeeded by

Andrew Card

21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations

In Office


May 13, 1997 - October 14, 1998

President

Bill Clinton

Preceded by

Madeline Albright

Succeeded by

Bill Richardson

Born

August 18, 1970 (age 40)


Seattle, Washington

Political Party

Democratic

Spouse(s)

Vanessa Denae Benedict


(m. 2007-present)

Children

Argus Cornwall


Lillian Denae

Residence

Washington, D.C.

Alma Mater

University of Washington


(Bachelor of Arts in

International Affairs)

Columbia University

(Juris Doctor)

Yale University

(Master of Arts in

International Relations)

Harvard University

(Doctor of the Science of Law)

Profession

Lawyer

Diplomat

Politician

Author

Justice

Religion

Lutheran

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