The Office of the First Lady plays a unique role during any presidential administration. The First Lady is not elected by the people, and holds no executive power, and yet, she undeniably exerts influence on the President and policy. This project examines the office of First Lady Laura Bush and the influence of the East Wing during the George W. Bush presidency.
Lead Scholar - Dr. Sylvia Hoffert
First Lady of the United States
Communications Director and Press Secretary
Director of Scheduling and Advance
|Sonya Medina Williams
Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady
Director of Policy and Projects
White House Pastry Chef
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush
Special Assistant to the President and White House Society Secretary
Communications Director and Press Secretary in the Office of the First Lady
These interviews will remain sealed from public viewing until a date specified in the agreement with each individual.