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Leader  John Boehner
Deputy  Brian V. McCormack
Party  Republican Party
President  George W. Bush
Education  University of Iowa
Succeeded by  Mike Sommers
Name  Barry Jackson
Preceded by  Terri McCullough
Preceded by  Karl Rove

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Barry Steven Jackson (born October 18, 1960) is the former chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. He also served as Senior Advisor to the President for George W. Bush.



Barry Jackson was born in Washington, DC but grew up mostly in Ohio. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

His father is Cletis M. Jackson of Lebanon, Ohio, currently President and CEO of Hi-Tek Manufacturing, Inc. in Mason, Ohio, a producer of machine components.


In 1988, Jackson joined with his father in incorporating a now-inactive company, Regal Flush Manufacturing, Inc.


From 1991 until his initial appointment to the Bush White House, Jackson was chief of staff to Congressman John Boehner of Ohio. He returned to this position in January 2010 after the death of Boehner's previous chief of staff, Paula Nowakowski.

White House

Jackson began his White House career in 2001, serving as a deputy to Karl Rove. He continued in that role until Rove's resignation in 2007.


In the Abramoff scandal, Jackson has been cited as a regular participant in lobbying contacts with Jack Abramoff and his staffers.


Jackson's role in the politication of government under the administration of George W. Bush has been discussed in hearings on Capitol Hill. Jackson has been pointed to as someone who gave advice to Drew DeBerry, a White House liaison in the Agriculture Department, regarding travel for political purposes. Jackson's role in giving presentations on political matters was also discussed in hearings.


Barry Steven Jackson Wikipedia