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David Addington

David AddingtonAKA David S. Addington

Born: 22-Jan-1957
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff

Addington is a hardcore neoconservative. He helped author the policy papers justifying torture, and the papers sidelining the Geneva Conventions which led to the Abu Ghraib disaster. He promotes the argument that suspects may be held without access to any judicial review whatsoever, an unconstitutional theory by any degree. His view as to the executive branch is that it should be supremely powerful, and he pores over budget appropriations for any riders that might put even subtle checks on executive power.

After Lewis Libby's indictment on five felony counts relating to the Valerie Plame disclosure, it was intimated that Addington would be his replacement.

Father: Jerry Addington (US Army electrical engineer, math teacher, d. 1994)
Mother: Eleanore
Sister: Linda (older)
Sister: (two, older)
Wife: Linda Werling (m. 1981, div.)
Wife: Cynthia M. Addington (three daughters)

    High School: Sandia High School, Albuquerque, NM (1974)
    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (dropped out after one year)
    University: BS Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1978)
    Law School: JD, Duke University School of Law (1981)

    Chief of Staff to the Vice President (2005-09)
    US Official Counsel for Vice President Dick Cheney (2001-05)
    Holland & Knight (1993-2001)
    Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell (1993-2001)
    US Defense Department General Counsel (1992-93)
    US Defense Department Asst. to the Secretary of Defense (1989-92)
    White House Staff Deputy Asst. to Ronald Reagan (1987-88)
    Congressional Staff Counsel, House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees (1984-87)
    CIA employee Asst. General Counsel (1981-84)
    Long John Silver's (1975)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Friends of George Allen
    George W. Bush for President

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