Sean Spicer

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BornSean Michael Spicer
Manhasset, New York, U.S.
Alma materConnecticut College, Naval War College
SpouseRebecca Miller
PartyRepublican Party
Twice White House Press Secretary in 2017

Employment.png White House Press Secretary

In office
January 20, 2017 - July 21, 2017
DeputySarah Sanders
Preceded byJosh Earnest
Succeeded bySarah Sanders

Employment.png White House Director of Communications

In office
June 2, 2017 - July 21, 2017
White House Press Secretary under Donald Trump

Employment.png White House Director of Communications

In office
January 20, 2017 - March 6, 2017

Sean Michael Spicer is a former American political aide who worked as the 30th White House Press Secretary and as White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017. Spicer was communications director of the Republican National Committee from 2011 to 2017, and its chief strategist from 2015 to 2017.[1]


After graduating from college in 1993, Spicer worked on a number of political campaigns.[2] In the late 1990s, he worked for representatives Mike Pappas (R-NJ),[3] Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ),[4] Mark Foley (R-FL),[5] and Clay Shaw (R-FL).[6]

In 1999, Spicer joined the United States Navy Reserve as a public affairs officer; he currently holds the rank of commander.[7] As of December 2016, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff's naval reserve contingent in Washington, D.C.[8]

From 2000 to 2001, Spicer was the communications director on the House Government Reform Committee, and from 2001 to 2002, he was director of incumbent retention at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).[9]

From 2003 to 2005, Spicer was the communications director and spokesman for the House Budget Committee. He subsequently was the communications director for the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives, and then, from 2006 to 2009, was the assistant for media and public affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in President George W. Bush's administration.[10]

Endeavor Global Strategies

From 2009 to 2011, Spicer was a partner at Endeavor Global Strategies, a public relations firm he co-founded to represent foreign governments and corporations with business before the U.S. government.[11] His clients included the government of Colombia, which was then seeking a free trade agreement with the U.S. amid public criticism of its human rights record.[12] Spicer worked full-time at the firm until February 2011.[13]

In February 2011, Spicer became the communications director of the Republican National Committee. At the RNC, he enlarged the organization's social media operations, built an in-house TV production team, and created a rapid response program to reply to attacks.[14] In February 2015, he was given an additional role, as chief strategist for the party.[15]

Press secretary for the Trump administration

Sean Spicer's "Wikipedia biography only came into being about six weeks before he was hired to replace Jason Miller on team Trump."[16]

On December 22, 2016, Spicer was named the White House press secretary for Donald Trump.[17] On December 24, he was also named the communications director for the Trump administration after the sudden and unexpected resignation of Jason Miller.[18]

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