Talk:Kenneth M. Duberstein

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Dropping some data on Duberstein, as I collect it. I haven't collated it, nor considered its applicability for the Duberstein stub on S/W. The reason for my research into Duberstein is because of his mention in a recent NY Times CIA leak investigation story in which he is identified as the person who asked Armitage to speak to Novak:

"Mr. Armitage spoke with Mr. Novak on July 8, 2003, those familiar with Mr. Armitage's actions said. Mr. Armitage did not know Mr. Novak, but agreed to meet with the columnist as a favor for a mutual friend, Kenneth M. Duberstein, a White House chief of staff during Ronald Reagan's administration. At the conclusion of a general foreign policy discussion, Mr. Armitage said in reply to a question that Ms. Wilson might have had a role in arranging her husband's trip to Niger.
At the time of the offhand conversation about the Niger trip, Mr. Armitage was not aware of Ms. Wilson's undercover status, those familiar with his actions said. The mention of Ms. Wilson was brief. Mr. Armitage did not believe he used her name, those aware of his actions said.
On Oct. 1, 2003, Mr. Armitage was up at 4 a.m. for a predawn workout when he read a second article by Mr. Novak in which he described his primary source for his earlier column about Ms. Wilson as "no partisan gunslinger." Mr. Armitage realized with alarm that that could only be a reference to him, according to people familiar with his role. He waited until Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, an old friend, was awake, then telephoned him. They discussed the matter with the top State Department lawyer, William H. Taft IV.
David Johnston, "New Questions About Inquiry in C.I.A. Leak", New York Times, September 2, 2006


Kenneth M. Duberstein, 61, chairman and CEO of the Duberstein Group, a strategic planning and consulting company, since 1989. Served as White House chief of staff and deputy chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan. Also a director of The Boeing Company, Fannie Mae, The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc. and Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. Lives in Washington, D.C.

ConnocoPhillips Board of Directors bio

Reagan era announcements

  • from, John Woolley and Gerhard Peters,The American Presidency Project, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • [Santa Barbara, CA: University of California Appointment of Kenneth M. Duberstein as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs]
  • December 4th, 1981

Mr. Duberstein is currently serving as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In this position, he has served as the President's chief deputy liaison with the United States House of Representatives.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Duberstein had served for 4 years as vice president of the Committee for Economic Development and director of business-government relations. He was responsible for directing CED's contacts with government and administering its research program. (CED) is a nonprofit, public policy organization comprised of 200 prominent business leaders and university presidents.

He was Deputy Under Secretary of Labor during the Ford administration and was responsible for all legislative and intergovernmental activities of the Department. tie was Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. General Services Administration in 1972-76. Prior to entering government, he was administrative assistant to the president of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. In 1965-67 Mr. Duberstein was an intern and then a research assistant to Senator Jacob Javits (RN.Y.).

Mr. Duberstein graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (A.B., 1965) and American University (MA., 1966). he studied for 1 year at the New York Law School. He resides in Alexandria, Va., and has one daughter. He was born April 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • CFR bio
  • Fannie May Board of Dircetors
  • Forbes profile
    • Director of Conoco from 2000 to 2002; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Duberstein Group, a strategic planning and consulting company, since 1989; White House Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan and Deputy Under Secretary of Labor during the Ford Administration; Member of the Board of: The Boeing Company, Fannie Mae and The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Exxon Secrets - member of American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research

--hugh_manateee 22:25, 5 Sep 2006 (EDT)