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Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher
Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher

Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He was 88. The cause was complications from hip surgery, said his daughter Carol Scouten. Scouten started as a Secret Service agent and ended his career as curator of the White House's art and furnishings. Most of his years were spent as chief usher of the White House, primarily managing the 132-room mansion. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 "He had a true reverence for the White House as the home of the president and his family,...

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