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To: MamaTexan
The following are executive branch officials to whom the media has referred as a czar of some kind.
Czar title Official title Office holder Tenure Type of Appointment Appointing Administration Senate Confirmed
Foreign aid czar Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Tobias, Randall[1] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AfPak czar, Afghanistan and Pakistan czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Holbrooke, Richard[2] 2009–2010 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
AIDS czar National AIDS Policy Coordinator, Member of White House Domestic Policy Council Gebbie, Kristine[3] 1993–1994 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Fleming, Patricia[4] 1993–1997 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, Presidential Envoy for AIDS Cooperation Thurman, Sandra[5] 1997–2000 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Evertz, Scott[6] 2001–2002 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy O'Neill, Joe[7] 2002–2003 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Thompson, Carol[8] 2004–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Crowley, Jeffrey[9] 2009–2012 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Colfax, Grant[10] 2012–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
anti-poverty czar, poverty czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Shriver, Sargent[11] 1965–1969 President nominated, Senate confirmed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
Asian Carp czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Goss, John[12] 2010–present Council on Environmental Quality selected Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto czar, car czar Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force Rattner, Steve[13] 2009 Feb–Jul Sec. of Treasury appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto czar, car czar Senior Advisor President's Automotive Task Force Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto recovery czar, autoworker czar Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers Montgomery, Ed[15] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
bank bailout czar, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Kashkari, Neel.[16] 2008–2009 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
bank bailout czar, TARP czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability Allison, Herbert[17] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
bioethics czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President's Council on Bioethics Kass, Leon[18] 2001–2005 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
bird flu czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisor to the President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Simonson, Stewart[19] 2004–2006 (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
birth control czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services Keroack, Eric[20] 2006–2007 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
border czar U.S. attorney and Special Representative for the Southwest Border, Department of Justice Bersin, Alan[21] 1995–1998 President nominated, Senate confirmed as U.S. Attorney, Appointed as Special Representative Clinton, BillBill Clinton
border czar Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Special Representative for Border Affairs, Dept of Homeland Security, Bersin, Alan[22] 2009–present Sec of Homeland Security appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Daniels, Mitchell E.[23] 2001–2003 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Bolten, Joshua[24] 2003–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Portman, Rob[25] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cleanup czar Special Assistant Attorney General (to investigate corruption) Morris, Newbold[26] 1952, fired after 63 days by Atty General for demanding records access; AG then forced to resign by President Truman Attorney General appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Roberson, Jessie[27] 2001–2004 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Rispoli, James[28] 2005–2008 Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
climate czar Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, President's Coordinator for Climate Change, Senior negotiator at Kyoto and Beuenos Aires negottiations Todd D. Stern[29] 1997–1999 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
climate czar Special Envoy for Climate Change Stern, Todd D.[30] 2009 Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
climate czar, energy czar, global warming czar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Browner, Carol[31] 2009–present (New position) Obama, BarackBarack Obama
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator vacant; position approved but not filled during Bush administration[32] 2009–present (New position) Bush, George W.George W. Bush
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Espinel, Victoria[33] 2009–present (first at position) Obama, BarackBarack Obama
communications czar Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President Bartlett, Dan[34] 2005–2007 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation Feinberg, Kenneth[35] 2009–present Sec. of Treasury appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
consumer czar Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warren, Elizabeth[36] 2010–present (New Position), President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
car czar Chief domestic policy advisor and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Reed, Bruce[37] 1993–2001 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
cyber security czar, cyber czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clarke, Richard A.[38] 2001 Oct–2003 Feb (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director, National Cyber Security Center Beckstrom, Rod[39] 2008–2009 (New position), Presidential directive, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Hathaway, Melissa[40] Office created May 31, 2009. Acting czar May–July, 2009; resigned [41] Obama, BarackBarack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Schmidt, Howard[42] Office created May 31, 2009. 2009–Present] Obama, BarackBarack Obama
czar of censorship Director, Office of Censorship Price, Byron[43] 1941–1945 Exec Order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
czar of information Director Office of War Information Davis, Elmer[44] 1942–1945 Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
czar of Latin American affairs Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Mann, Thomas C.[45] 1964–1965 President nominated, Senate confirmed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
democracy czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy Abrams, Elliott[46] 2005–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
domestic czar Special Assistant to the President, domestic policy aide Califano, Joseph[47] 1965–1969 President appointed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
domestic policy czar Chief Domestic Policy Coordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rove, Karl[48] 2004–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
domestic violence czar Advisor to the President and the Vice President on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Issues Rosenthal, Lynn[49] 2009 Vice President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
drug czar Head of Drug programs, Special Action Office of Drug Abuse Prevention Jaffe, Jerome[50] 1971 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
drug czar Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and head of the Narcotics Treatment Administration DuPont, Robert 1973–1978 Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
drug czar Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy (1982), Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse (1983), Member of Executive Board of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System Cabinet Level (1983), Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy (1985) Turner, Carlton[51] 1982–1988 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Bennett, William J.[52] 1989–1990 (New position) created by Congress, President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Martinez, Bob[53] 1991–1993 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Brown, Lee P.[54] 1993–1995 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy McCaffrey, Barry[55] 1996–2001 President nominated, Senate confirmed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Walters, John P.[56] 2001–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed) Kerlikowske, R. Gil[57] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
e-commerce czar, e-czar Executive Director, Electronic Commerce Working Group Elizabeth Echols[58] 1998–2000 Vice President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
economic czar, economic czar of World War II Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Byrnes, James[59] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Vinson, Fred M.[60] 1943–1945 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Davis, William Hammatt[61] 1945–1946 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar, big-picture economic czar Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board Volcker, Paul A.[62] 2009 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
energy czar Director of the Energy Policy Office Love, John Arthur[63] 1973 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Federal Energy Office Administrator Simon, William E[64] 1973–1974 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration Sawhill, John[65] 1974 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration, Assistant to the President for Energy Affairs, Executive Director of Energy Resources Council Zarb, Frank[66] 1974–1977 President appointed Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
energy czar Director, Department of Energy (cabinet-level position) Schlesinger, James[67] 1977–1979 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
ethics czar, transparency czar special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform Eisen, Norm[68] 2009–2010 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar White House Counsel Bauer, Robert[69] 2010–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives DiIulio, John[70] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Towey, Jim[71] 2002–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Hein, Jay[72] 2006–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships DuBois, Joshua[73] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
food czar Food Administrator and Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, Claude[74] 1942–1943 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Davis, Chester C.[75] 1943 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Jones, Marvin[76] 1943–1945 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar Chairman Citizens Food Committee Luckman, Charles[77] 1947 Sep–Nov President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
food safety czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection Acheson, David W. K.[78] 2007–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally with the rank of Ambassador Tobias, Randall][79] 2003–2006 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, with the rank of Ambassador Dybul, Mark[80] 2006–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
Great Lakes czar Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator Davis, Cameron[81] 2009–present EPA appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
green-jobs czar Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation at the White House, Member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Jones, Van[82] 2009 Apr–Sep President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Guantanamo Base closure czar US Department of State Special Envoy Fried, Daniel[83] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
health care czar, technology czar, internet czar, e-czar Senior Advisor for Policy Development Magaziner, Ira,[84] 1993–1998 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
health czar Director of the White House Office of Health Reform and Counselor to the President DeParle, Nancy-Ann[85] 2009–present Exec Order Obama, BarackBarack Obama
health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC) Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Howard, John[86] 2006–2008 President Appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Brailer, David J.[87] 2004–2006 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Bush, George W.George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Blumenthal, Dr. David[88] 2009 - Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Obama, BarackBarack Obama
homeland security czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Ridge, Tom[89] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec Order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ridge, Tom[89] 2003–2004 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chertoff, Michael[90] 2005–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeless czar, homelessness czar Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Phil Mangano[91] 2002–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
housing czar Housing Expediter in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion Wyatt, Wilson[92] 1945–1946 (New position), President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recovery czar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort Powell, Donald E.[93] 2005–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
inflation czar, anti-inflation czar Special Trade Representative, Chief U.S. trade negotiator Strauss, Robert[94] 1978 President appointed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
inflation czar Advisor to the President, Chairman Council on Wage and Price Stability Kahn, Alfred[95] 1977–1980 President appointed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
information czar, infotech czar Chief Information Officer at the White House Kundra, Vivek[96] 2009–present (New position), created by statute, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Negroponte, John[97] 2005–2007 (New position), Congress mandated, President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence McConnell, John Michael[98] 2007–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Blair, Dennis[99] 2009–2010 President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Iran czar Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) Ross, Dennis[100] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
manpower czar Director, War Manpower Commission McNutt, Paul V.[101] 1942–1945 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S. Commerce Department Frink, Albert[102] 2004–2007 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Sutton, William G.[103] 2007–2008 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Middle East czar Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Mitchell, George[104] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
mine safety czar Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Stickler, Richard[105] 2006–2008 Recess appointment—2 prior presidential nominations were rejected by the Senate Bush, George W.George W. Bush
missile czar Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research and Development Gardner, Trevor[106] 1954–1956 Sec. of Defense appointed, Senate confirmed Eisenhower, Dwight D.Dwight D. Eisenhower
mobilization czar, civilian economy czar Director, Office of Defense Mobilization Wilson, Charles E.[107] 1950–1952 (New position), Exec order Truman, HarryHarry Truman
oil czar Petroleum Coordinator for National Defense, Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Harold L.[108] 1941–1946 President nominated, Senate confirmed as Secy of Interior Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
patronage czar Postmaster General Post Office Department, Cabinet level position Hannegan, Bob[109] 1945–1947 President nominated, Senate confirmed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
performance czar United States Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Zients, Jeffrey[110] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
policy czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning Gerson, Michael[111] 2005–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Henderson, Leon[112] 1941–1942 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Brown, Prentiss Marsh[113] 1942–1943 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Bowles, Chester[114] 1943–1946 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Chairman of the Price Commission Grayson, C. Jackson, Jr.[115] 1971 (New position), President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
production czar Director, War Production Board Nelson, Donald[116] 1942–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
production czar Director, War Production Board Krug, Julius[117] 1944–1945 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
public diplomacy czar Special advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Hughes, Karen[118] 2005–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Glassman, James[119] 2008–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
reading czar President's Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education Lyon, G. Reid[120] 2001–2005 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
reconversion czar Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion Snyder, John[121] 1945–1946 President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Graham, John D.[122] 2001–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Dudley, Susan[123] 2006–2009 Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote Bush, George W.George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Sunstein, Cass[124] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
rubber czar Rubber Director Jeffers, Bill[125] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Chairman of War Production Board Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
savings & loan czar Director, Office of Thrift Supervision Ryan, T. Timothy, Jr.[126] 1990–1997 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
science czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Marburger, John[127] 2001 Oct–2009 Jan President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
science czar Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Holdren, John[128] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
shipping czar Administrator, War Shipping Administration Land, Emory S.[129] 1942–1946 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Devaney, Earl[130] 2009 (New position), created by statute, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
technology czar, chief technology czar Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President Chopra, Aneesh[131] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
terrorism czar, counter-terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, member of National Security Council, cabinet level position Clarke, Richard A.[132] 1998 May–2001 Jan President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed Clarke, Richard A.[133] 2001 Jan–Oct (Held over from prior administration) President Clinton appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy National Security Advisor Downing, Wayne[134] 2001 Nov–2002 Jun (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
terrorism czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, John O.[135] 2009 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Eastman, Joseph Bartlett[136] 1941–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Johnson, J. Monroe[137] 1944–1949 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
urban affairs czar Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy Carrion, Adolfo[138] 2009–present Exec Order, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (Held over from prior administration) President Bush nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weapons czar Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Carter, Ashton[140] 2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weapons of mass destruction czar, nonproliferation czar Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism Samore, Gary[141] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weatherization czar Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Sperling, Gil[142] 2008–present Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration Bush, George W.George W. Bush, Obama, BarackBarack Obama

8 posted on 02/26/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The following are executive branch officials to whom the media has referred as a czar of some kind.

Was the massive post really necessary?

I can see very few of those positions that have ANY justifiable Constitutional basis, so again what was the point?

If its only basis is who the media has called 'czars', it's really silly.

They also refer to themselves as 'journalists'!

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Again, I am left guessing. Are you offended that I used the term 'czar' in reference to an 'official' government official?

17 posted on 02/26/2013 7:27:43 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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