White House Names Deputy Chief of Staff

Reuters

Evelyn Lieberman, a former aide to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, was named White House deputy chief of staff Wednesday, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

Lieberman, 51, whose promotion takes effect Monday, has been deputy press secretary for operations at the White House press office.

In her new post she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of many White House offices, including the Office of Scheduling and Advance, which has crucial functions during a presidential election year. She replaces Erskine Bowles, who is resigning to return to the private sector.

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