(1955 - )
Joshua Bolten joined President George W.
Bush’s Cabinet on June 30, 2003, when he was sworn in as the
Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He
was named Chief of Staff on March 28, 2006.
From January 2001 through June of 2003, Mr. Bolten
was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of
Staff for Policy at the White House.
From March 1999 through November 2000, Mr. Bolten
was Policy Director of the Bush-Cheney presidential
From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Bolten was Executive Director,
Legal & Government Affairs, for Goldman Sachs International
During the Administration of President George H.W.
Bush, Mr. Bolten served for three years as General
Counsel to the US Trade Representative and one year
in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President
for Legislative Affairs. Previously, from 1985 to 1989,
he was International Trade Counsel to the US Senate
Finance Committee. Earlier, Mr. Bolten was in a private
law practice with O.Melveny & Myers, and worked
in the legal office of the US State Department. He
also served as Executive Assistant to the Director
of the Kissinger Commission on Central America.
Mr. Bolten received his AB with distinction from Princeton
University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs (1976) and his JD from Stanford Law School
(1980), where he was an editor of the Stanford Law
Review. Immediately after law school, he served as
a law clerk at the US District Court in San Francisco.
During the fall semester of 1993, Mr. Bolten taught
international trade at Yale Law School.