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For Part I, State through Defense, follow this link.

As President Obama and his department and agency heads have nominated and appointed officials over the last few months, I have been compiling them into a single document. Other people can probably make more use of this document than I can, and can certainly format it more prettily than I have. The only claim to originality I make is that I have never found a list this complete -- a sort of proto-Plum Book of the Obama Administration -- anywhere on the internet, and I have searched for it. Indeed, it was the Plum Book that served as my inspiration. At any rate, with my second daughter, six weeks old, quite rightly demanding a healthy share of our attention, and with plenty of work to do at my solo law practice, I need to pass it on to you all to do with as you will.

EDIT: Because the entire list appears, at least in preview, to exceed the number of lines possible to post in a single diary, I will have to post this over multiple days. In Part II, we'll look at the Departments of Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, and Health and Human Services. Also, this was beautifully formatted in Word but I am having a hard time getting it to look nice here. I didn't want to use a table because I wanted to be able to nest the hierarchies. sigh

It bears emphasis that this is a rough document meant more as a starting point for data than an authoritative reference. I have included actual, verifiable nominees and appointees alongside expected and even rumored ones. I have mixed and matched current job titles with prior job titles. I have gone very far down the organizational hierarchy in some spots and barely past the top level in others. Some people or groups are undoubtedly misplaced in their respective chains of command. Some appointees listed as holdovers from the Bush Administration may actually be career incumbents in nonpolitical positions. And I have not included any links because it is all I can do to find the time to post this.

Nonetheless, I think this may prove useful in some ways. My fervent wish is that by setting it loose others will take it farther. I will feel fortunate if there is any use folks can make of it.

Some final notes on convention: I have omitted professional titles and military ranks, and have generally used officials' nicknames rather than given names when known. I tend to use the title of the office or bureau rather than the title of the position (lots of omitted "assistant secretary"s and "assistant attorney general"s). And so forth.

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Department of Justice

Attorney General                                                                                   Eric Holder
         Chief of Staff                                                                                Kevin Ohlson
         Counselor                                                                                     John Bies
         Counselor                                                                                     James Garland
         Counselor for National Security Matters                                Amy Jeffress
         Counselor for Executive Branch Relations                             Margaret Richardson
         Counsel                                                                                        Aaron Lewis
         Counsel                                                                                        Monty Wilkinson

    Deputy Attorney General                                                                David Ogden
              Chief of Staff and Counselor                                               Stuart Delery
              Senior Counsel                                                                       Eric Columbus
              Senior Counsel                                                                       Ed Siskel
              Counsel                                                                                    Chad Golder
              Counsel                                                                                    Daphna Renan
         Principal Associate DAG                                                             Kathryn Ruemmler
         Associate DAG                                                                             Neil MacBride
         Associate DAG (for national security)                                      Lisa Monaco
         Associate DAG                                                                             Donald Verrilli
         Criminal Division                                                                         Lanny Breuer
                   Counselor                                                                           Steven Fagell
              Principal Deputy                                                                     Rita Glavin (acting)
         National Security Division                                                         David Kris
              Deputy                                                                                     Matthew Olson (holdover)
         Office of Legislative Affairs                                                       Ronald Weich
         Office of Legal Counsel                                                              Dawn Johnsen
              Principal Deputy                                                                     David Barron
              Deputy                                                                                     Marty Lederman
              Deputy                                                                                     Daniel Koffsky (holdover)
         Office of Legal Policy                                                                 Christopher Schroeder
              Deputy                                                                                     Rajesh De
              Deputy                                                                                     Kevin Jones (holdover)
         US Parole Commission, Chair
              Vice Chair
              Parole Commissioner
              Parole Commissioner
              Parole Commissioner
         Executive Office for US Attorneys                                           Marshall Jarrett

    Associate Attorney General                                                           Tom Perrelli
              Counsel                                                                                   Brian Hauck
         Principal Deputy AAG
         Antitrust Division                                                                       Christine Varney
              Deputy                                                                                    Scott Hammond (holdover)
         Civil Division                                                                              Tony West
                   Counselor                                                                         David Anderson
              Deputy                                                                                    Michael Hertz (holdover)
              Deputy (appellate)                                                                Beth Brinkmann
         Civil Rights Division                                                                  Tom Perez
              Deputy                                                                                    Loretta King (holdover)
         Environmental and Natural Resources Division                   Ronald Welch?
              Deputy                                                                                    John Cruden (holdover)
         Tax Division                                                                               Mary Smith
              Deputy                                                                                    John DiCicco (holdover)
         Office of Justice Programs
              Principal Deputy                                                                    Laurel Robinson
              Deputy                                                                                    Beth McGarry (holdover)
              Bureau of Justice Statistics
                   Deputy Director                                                               Michael Sinclair (holdover)
              Bureau of Justice Assistance
                   Deputy Director for Policy and Management              James Burch (holdover)
              National Institute of Justice
                   Chief of Staff                                                                    Kristina Rose (holdover)
              Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
                   Associate Director                                                           Jeffrey Slowikowski (holdo)
              Office for Victims of Crime
                   Associate Director                                                           Joye Frost (holdover)
         Community Relations Service
         Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Chair
         Office on Violence Against Women
              Deputy Director                                                                   Catherine Pierce (holdover)

    Solicitor General                                                                            Elena Kagan
              Assistant                                                                               Ginger Anders
         Principal Deputy                                                                       Neal Katyal
         Deputy                                                                                       Edwin Kneedler (holdover)

    Inspector General

    Office of Professional Responsibility                                         Mary Brown

    Federal Bureau of Investigation                                                  Robert Mueller (holdover)

    Drug Enforcement Administration                                             Michele Leonhart (acting)

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms                               Kenneth Melson (acting)

    United States Marshals Service                                                    John Clark (holdover)

    (Federal Bureau of Prisons)                                                          (Career)

    (spokesperson)                                                                              Matt Miller

Department of the Interior

Secretary                                                                                              Ken Salazar
         Chief of Staff                                                                             Tom Strickland (currently)
         Senior Advisor for Economic Recovery                                 Chris Henderson

    Deputy Secretary                                                                           David Hayes

    Solicitor [equivalent to General Counsel]                                  Hilary Tompkins

    Policy Management and Budget                                                  Rhea Suh
         Deputy for Policy and Economic Development                   George Skibine

    Land and Minerals Management
         Bureau of Land Management
         Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and

    Water and Science                                                                         Anne Castle
         Bureau of Reclamation                                                            Michael Connor
         Geological Survey

    Fish and Wildlife and Parks                                                         Tom Strickland (nominated)
         National Park Service
         US Fish and Wildlife Service

    Indian Affairs                                                                                 Larry EchoHawk

    Special Trustee for American Indians

    National Indian Gaming Commission

    Inspector General

Department of Agriculture

Secretary                                                                                               Tom Vilsack
         Chief of Staff                                                                               John Norris
              Deputy                                                                                    Carole Jett
              Special Assistant                                                                   David Lazarus
              Special Adviser                                                                      Mike Neruda

    Deputy Secretary                                                                             Kathleen Merrigan
         Chief of Staff                                                                               Doug O'Brien

    Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services     Jim Miller
         Deputy for Domestic Affairs                                                     Michael Scuse
         Deputy for International Affairs                                               Bud Philbrook

    Undersecretary for Marketing and Development Programs
         Deputy                                                                                          Cindy Smith (acting)

    Undersecretary for Rural Development                                        Dallas Tonsager
         Deputy                                                                                           Cheryl Cook
         Administrator, Rural Utilities Service                                       Jonathan Adelstein

    Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services   Kevin Concannon
         Deputy                                                                                           Janey Thornton

    Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment
         Forest Service                                                                               (Career)

    Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics          Rajiv Shah

    Undersecretary for Food Safety

    General Counsel


    Congressional Relations                                                                  Krysta Harden

    Civil Rights

    Chief Financial Officer

    Inspector General

Department of Commerce

Secretary                                                                                                 Gary Locke

    Deputy Secretary

    General Counsel                                                                               Cameron Kerr

    Undersecretary for International Trade                                        Frank Sánchez
         Import Administration
         Market Access and Compliance
         Manufacturing and Services
         Director General of US Foreign Commercial Services

    Undersecretary for Economic Affairs

    Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA           Jane Lubchenko
         Deputy                                                                                          Mary Glackin
         Chief Scientist

    Undersecretary for Intellectual Property and PTO Director

    Undersecretary for Industry and Security
         Export Administration
         Export Enforcement

    Administration and Chief Financial Officer

    Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs                                  April Boyd

    Economic Development

    Census Bureau                                                                                  Robert Groves

    Communications and Information                                                 Lawrence Strickling
         Deputy                                                                                           Anna Gomez (holdover)

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Inspector General

    (spokesperson)                                                                                 Isaac Baker

Department of Labor

Secretary                                                                                                Hilda Solis

    Deputy Secretary                                                                             Seth Harris

    Solicitor [equivalent to General Counsel]                                    Patricia Smith

    Administration and Management                                                Michael Kerr
         Deputy                                                                                         Edward Hugler (holdover)


    Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs                           Brian Kennedy

    Employment and Training                                                             Jane Oates

    Employment Standards
         Wage and Hour Division                                                           Lorelei Boylan

    Employee Benefits Security Administration                               Phyllis Borzi

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration                       Jordan Barab (acting)

    Mine Safety and Health

    Public Affairs

    Veterans’ Employment and Training                                          Ray Jefferson

    Disability Employment Policy                                                       Kathy Martinez

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Women’s Bureau

    Chief Financial Officer

    Inspector General

Department of Health and Human Services

Secretary                                                                                               Kathleen Sebelius
         Chief of Staff                                                                              Laura Petrou

    Deputy                                                                                              Bill Corr

    Resources and Technology
         National Coordinator for Health Information                       David Blumenthal

    Preparedness and Response

    Planning and Evaluation

    Public Affairs                                                                                   Jenny Backus

    Health (Public Health and Science)                                              Howard Koh
         Surgeon General                                                                        Steven Galson (acting)


    Inspector General

    Aging (Commissioner for Aging)                                                 Edwin Walker (acting)

    Children and Families                                                                    Curtis Coy (acting)
         Commissioner, Administration for Children,            
              Youth, and Families
         Commissioner, Administration for Native

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services                            Mark Miller

    Indian Health Service                                                                    Yvette Roubideaux

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs                                             Peggy Hamburg
         Deputy                                                                                       Joshua Sharfstein

    National Institutes of Health                                                       Raynard Kington (acting)

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration             Eric Broderick (acting)

    Centers for Disease Control                                                        William Gimson (acting)

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Director          Carolyn Clancy

    Health Resources and Services Administration                       Mary Wakefield

    General Counsel

Originally posted to Oregon Bear on Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 10:56 PM PDT.

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