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Encyclopedia > Josiah Bartlet
Josiah Bartlet
The West Wing character
First appearance Pilot
Last appearance Tomorrow
Cause/reason End of series
Created by Aaron Sorkin
Portrayed by Martin Sheen
Episode count 148
Information
Nickname(s) Jed
Gender Male
Occupation President of the United States (seasons 1–7)
Governor of New Hampshire (before season 1)
United States House Representative (D-NH) (before season 1)
Economist (before season 1)
Spouse(s) Abigail Bartlet
Children Zoey, Elizabeth and Ellie
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality American

Dr. Josiah Edward "Jed" Bartlet is a fictional character played by Martin Sheen on the television serial drama The West Wing. He is President of the United States for the entire series until the last episode, when his successor is inaugurated. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Josiah Bartlett (November 21, 1729–May 19, 1795), was an American physician and statesman who, as a delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire, signed the Declaration of Independence. ... This article is about a TV show. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Pilot is the first episode of the American serial drama, The West Wing. ... Tomorrow is episode 154 of The West Wing. ... A series finale is the very last installment of a television series, usually a sitcom or drama. ... Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... The following is an episode list for the NBC serial drama television series The West Wing. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... Dr. Abigail Ann Abbey Bartlet, M.D., former First Lady of the United States, was a fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet in The West Wing episode Commencement (2003). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Serials in television and radio are series, often in a weekly prime time slot, that rely on a continuing plot that unfolds in a serial fashion, episode by episode. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


Bartlet represents, in many ways, an idealized president, endowed with a fierce intellect, great (though not infallible) personal integrity, toughness tempered with essential compassion for the less fortunate, and a sense of humor.

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Character

In the initial concept of The West Wing the focus was intended to be almost exclusively on the lives of the West Wing staffers, especially Sam Seaborne. The President was therefore intended to appear much less frequently than turned out to be the case. As the series developed, the popularity of Sheen's president increase and the character came to be written in more and more.


Personal life

Bartlet was born and raised in New Hampshire. He is a direct descendant of the real-life Josiah Bartlett, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,350 sq mi (24,217 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 4. ... Josiah Bartlett (November 21, 1729–May 19, 1795), was an American physician and statesman who, as a delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire, signed the Declaration of Independence. ... The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were Free and Independent States and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to...


Bartlet is a devout Catholic; this is due to the influence of his mother, as his father would have preferred that he be raised Protestant. His relationship with his father was often strained, punctuated by periods when the father would physically hit young Jed. His father was described by the ghost of Mrs. Landingham as "a prick who could never get over the fact that he wasn't as smart as his brothers." ("Two Cathedrals"). However, he defended his father to some extent when others mentioned Pa Bartlet's unkind and sometimes abusive treatment of him. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Two Cathedrals is the 44th episode, and second season finale of The West Wing. ...


Jed scored a 1590 on his SAT test. Later he retook the exam, again scoring just ten points shy of perfect (Leo McGarry joking called him a "freak" for trying to improve a 1590!). He was accepted to Williams, Harvard and Yale, but instead chose to go to the University of Notre Dame in the hope of one day being a priest until he met Abbey, his future wife. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American studies and a minor in theology. Bartlet received his Masters and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics. Before entering politics, Bartlet was a tenured professor of economics at Dartmouth College, where he received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. He speaks four languages, including Latin, English and German ("He Shall, from Time To Time...," "The Women of Qumar," "The Indians in the Lobby"). He was a Nobel Laureate in Economics, and generally is portrayed by his commentary as a macroeconomist sympathetic to Keynesian views. He was required to split(Note: not share) his Nobel Prize with another economist, a much more conservative Japanese man who he didn't particularly care for. (In one episode in the 6th season, it is mentioned that Bartlet's research in economics focused on the developing world. Additionally, in the episode "The U.S. Poet Laureate," Toby mentions that Bartlet is the author of a book entitled Theory and Practice of Macroeconomics in Developing Countries.) For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... Williams can refer to: Williams College, an elite liberal arts college in Williamstown, MA The Williams Companies, an oil and gas pipeline company Williams International, a manufacturer of jet turbines The Williams Street Mix, a collegiate a cappella group from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut Williams Tower, the third... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... American studies or American civilization is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the study of the United States. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Mascot Beaver Affiliations University of London Russell Group EUA ACU CEMS APSIA Universities UK U8 Golden Triangle G5 Group Nobel laureates 14 Website http://www. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... He Shall, From Time To Time. ... The Women of Qumar is the 52nd episode of The West Wing. ... The Indians in the Lobby is the 51st episode of The West Wing. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (in Swedish Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ... Keynesian economics, or Keynesianism, is an economic theory based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, as put forward in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936 in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... The U.S. Poet Laureate is episode 60 of The West Wing. ...


Prior to choosing economics as his career, Bartlet considered becoming a priest. He changed his mind upon meeting his future wife, Abigail Bartlet, who became a thoracic surgeon. They had three daughters: Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Westin (whose unfaithful husband runs for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire later in the series), Dr. Eleanor Emily "Ellie" Bartlet, and Zoey Patricia Bartlet. He is depicted as a stern but loving father, in contrast to his own father, who (as is seen in flashbacks) was cold and physically abusive. In addition to his three daughters, President Bartlet has paternal feelings towards members of his staff, referring to Charlie Young (his former personal aide) and Josh Lyman (his deputy chief of staff) as his sons (as established in the episodes "Shibboleth" and "Two Cathedrals"), and telling C.J. Cregg (his then press secretary) that she was part of his family (in the episode "Enemies Foreign and Domestic"). Dr. Abigail Ann Abbey Bartlet, M.D., former First Lady of the United States, was a fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... In medicine, the field of (cardio)thoracic surgery is involved in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the heart (cardiovascular disease) and lungs (lung disease). ... Elisabeth Moss as Zoey Bartlet in The West Wing episode Commencement (2003). ... Charles Charlie Young is a fictional character played by Dulé Hill on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Shibboleth is the 30th episode of The West Wing. ... Two Cathedrals is the 44th episode, and second season finale of The West Wing. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg, White House Chief of Staff (formerly Press Secretary) to Democratic President Josiah Bartlet, is a fictional character, played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Enemies Foreign and Domestic is episode 62 of The West Wing. ...


Bartlet suffers from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which at one time put the future of his presidency in doubt. He and his wife concealed his illness during his initial presidential run and did not disclose the information until about halfway through his first term, leading to allegations of fraud perpetrated upon the voters. He received a Congressional censure because he covered up his MS while he was running for President and after he was elected.


Like his ancestor, he was Governor of New Hampshire for two terms, winning re-election in 1996 with 69% of the vote. Prior to becoming governor, Bartlet served on the New Hampshire State Board of Education and was a three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served in the New Hampshire state legislature; apparently in the House of Representatives, as is referenced in the Pilot to the series. See also New Hampshire Province of New Hampshire List of Colonial Governors of New Hampshire I am a doodlebug Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of New Hampshire ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The New Hampshire General Court is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Hampshire. ...


A recurring joke throughout the series is Bartlet's inability to remember the names of junior staffers, a trait taken directly from Martin Sheen's own memory tendencies. While wandering the halls and saying goodbye to everyone in the series finale, he remembers everyone and their family members.


Another joke is Bartlet's "nerdiness" and his obsession with useless trivia, occasionally quizzing staffers on useless facts long into the night, whether they're interested or not. In the episdoe "The Two Bartlets," Toby Ziegler refers to him privately as "Dr. Jekyll and Uncle Fluffy," and later tells the President, "Sir, I don't think I need to tell you that the level of respect with which the staff speaks of you doesn't change depending on whether or not you're in the room." Bartlet knows something's coming: "But..." Toby: "Well, there's always a bit of concern about the two Bartlets. The absent-minded professor with the 'Aw, Dad' sense of humor. Disarming, unthreatening, good for all time zones. And the Nobel Laureate still searching for salvation. Lonely, frustrated. Lethal... The one whose father never liked him because he was too smart... He didn't like you. You were smarter than he was... So, maybe if you get enough votes, win one more election, you know, maybe your father'll... " At which point Bartlet cuts him off and throws him out of the office. Tobias Zachary Toby Ziegler, is a fictional character played by Richard Schiff on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll1and Mr. ...


Presidency

Bartlet's best friend, Leo McGarry, convinces him to run for president around the fall of 1997, writing the slogan "Bartlet for America" on a cocktail napkin (the napkin became an offbeat icon of the show, and is given to Bartlet by McGarry's daughter Mallory in the final episode of the show, "Tomorrow"). Although initially a dark horse, Bartlet eventually defeats the presumptive nominee, U.S. Senator John Hoynes of Texas, whom Bartlet asks to join the ticket as his vice-presidential running mate. He defeats the Republican nominee for President, winning a close election with just 48 percent of the vote, 48 million popular votes and a 303–235 margin in the Electoral College. In 2002, Bartlet is elected to a second term, defeating the Republican nominee, Governor Robert Ritchie of Florida, by a landslide in what had been expected to be an election as close as the one four years earlier. The election was forecast to be close until a debate in San Diego where Bartlet simply wiped the floor with Gov. Ritchie. Leo Thomas McGarry is a fictional character played by John Spencer on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Tomorrow is episode 154 of The West Wing. ... A dark horse candidate is one who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice. ... John Hoynes is a fictional character played by Tim Matheson on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... A running mate is a person running for a subordinate position on a joint ticket during an election. ... This article is about Electoral Colleges in general. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... James Brolin in The West Wing episode Game On Robert Ritchie (June 5, 1950-) is a fictional character played by James Brolin on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


Bartlet's accomplishments as President include granting amnesty to illegal immigrants from the Americas, appointing the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and first female Chief Justice, negotiating a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine, creating millions of new jobs, providing strong support for alternative energy, orchestrating a Social Security reform plan (although it is never made clear whether the plan was passed by Congress, the show indicates that a revolutionary agreement was achieved with bi-partisan support). He does, however, express regret at his inability to balance the budget in his eight years at the White House (Season 6's "A Good Day"). This article concerns proposals to change the Social Security system in the United States. ...


President Bartlet showed the most respect and affection among his staffers to Josh Lyman, C.J. Cregg, and Sam Seaborn (before Sam's departure). He told Sam he would one day run for President and that he could do that job, and stated that if Sam didn't win a special run-off election in California's 47th district that he would make Sam a Special Counselor to him (however, Rob Lowe's departure from the show meant this storyline was simply dropped after Sam lost the election). He clearly respected Toby Ziegler, but Toby was the senior staffer he clashed with the most, usually when Toby thought the President was not acting according to his true morality or was ducking important issues (their worst clash was over Affirmative Action). He was pained when he found out Toby had leaked classified national security information and publicly fired him, but in the end signed a pardon for Toby as his last official act as President. He also did not get along well with either of his Vice Presidents, Hoynes or Robert Russell, saying at one point he didn't know what either of them were good for, and showed nothing but contempt for anyone unlucky enough to be CIA Director on his watch. For reasons presumably tied to his own lack of military service, he was somewhat intimidated by acid-tongued Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson and deferential to respected CJCS Admiral Fitzwallace


Bartlet is shot in the first season cliffhanger finale "What Kind of Day Has It Been"; his wounds are not serious and quick medical intervention has him on his feet within a few hours. It is later discovered that the shooters were white supremacists from West Virginia and that his bodyman Charlie Young was the intended target of the assassination attempt, not Bartlet himself. For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ... What Kind of Day Has It Been is the 22nd episode of The West Wing, the season finale of The West Wings first season. ... A bodyman is, in American political jargon, a personal assistant to a politician or political candidate. ...


In the second season finale "Two Cathedrals", Bartlet announces to the country that he suffers from multiple sclerosis, and has been keeping it a secret, although this had previously been revealed to the show's audience in the first season episode "He Shall, From Time To Time..." This leads to investigation of Bartlet's campaign by a special prosecutor and by the House of Representatives, which forms much of the story for Season 3. Eventually, Bartlet accepts a censure from Congress, which settles all investigations against him. While Bartlet's campaign efforts are damaged by the controversy, he nonetheless defeats Republican candidate Robert Ritchie and wins re-election. He Shall, From Time To Time. ... A special prosecutor is a lawyer from outside the government appointed by the attorney general or Congress to investigate a federal official for misconduct while in office. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Distinguish from slover, censer and censor. ...


Zoey Bartlet is kidnapped on the day of her graduation from Georgetown University, possibly in retaliation for the assassination of the Qumari defense minister, Abdul ibn Shareef, which her father authorized. While Zoey is missing, President Bartlet fears he is incapable of maintaining the necessary dispassion while his daughter is in such danger and invokes Section 3 of the 25th Amendment, declaring himself incapacitated and transferring the powers of the presidency to the next person in the presidential line of succession. Due to the resignation a few days earlier of Vice President Hoynes, the Speaker of the House, Republican Glen Allen Walken, becomes Acting President of the United States. Zoey is recovered with only minor injuries several days later; President Bartlet re-assumes his office shortly thereafter. Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... Qumar is a fictional Middle Eastern country in the television show The West Wing. ... Abdul ibn Shareef, former defense minister of Qumar, is a fictional character played by Al Nomani on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Amendment XXV (the Twenty-fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the Presidency, and established procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President as well as responding to Presidential disabilities. ... The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting President or a President-elect. ... Glen Allen Walken (sometimes spelled Glenallen or Glen Alan Walken) is a fictional character on The West Wing played by John Goodman. ... Acting President of the United States is a temporary office in the U.S. government, established under the auspices of the Constitution, particularly its 25th Amendment (ratified in 1967). ...


On a trip to China, Bartlet is left temporarily paralyzed by an attack of multiple sclerosis. As a result he is briefly confined to a wheelchair, like the real-life president Franklin D. Roosevelt, but he soon recovers although he is left somewhat weakened by the attack (Toby Ziegler mentions that after the final Bartlet State of the Union address, the President is not going to be able to spend much if any time stumping for the speech's recommendations due to his health concerns). After seeing Congressman Matt Santos' stirring speech at the Democratic Convention, he has a chat with a New York Democratic leader who had refused to support Santos due to concerns over educational policy; the leader reverses his course after this and Santos becomes the Democratic nominee for the Presidency. FDR redirects here. ...


In the seventh and final season of The West Wing, Bartlet is in the last year of his term as president. Near the end of that season, the Democratic nominee, Congressman Matthew Santos of Texas, defeats the Republican nominee, Senator Arnold Vinick of California, in the 2006 presidential election and thereby becomes Bartlet's successor. After Santos' inauguration, Bartlet returns to his New Hampshire home aboard Air Force One, with his wife, and while en route, has the last word of the series. Mrs. Bartlet asks the introspective former President what he is thinking about, and Bartlet replies: "Tomorrow." Matthew Vicente Santos is a fictional Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Houston, Texas, played by Jimmy Smits. ... Arnold Vinick was a fictional character on the television series The West Wing played by Alan Alda. ... The West Wing title screen The U.S. presidential election of 2006 is a fictional event portrayed during the sixth and seventh seasons on the American television show The West Wing. ... For the current aircraft, see Boeing VC-25. ...


The Bartlet Presidential Library opens three years after the end of his term and Bartlet is present at the opening ceremony, along with Kate Harper, C. J. Cregg, Danny Concannon, Charlie Young, Toby Ziegler, Josh Lyman, Will Bailey, and President Matt Santos. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. ... Mary McCormack as Kate Harper and Anna Deavere Smith as Dr. Nancy McNally. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg is a fictional character played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Danny Concannon in the episode Commencement of The West Wing Daniel Danny Concannon is a fictional White House correspondent for the Washington Post played by Timothy Busfield on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Charles Charlie Young is a fictional character played by Dulé Hill on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Tobias Zachary Toby Ziegler, is a fictional character played by Richard Schiff on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... William Will Bailey, is a fictional character played by Joshua Malina on the television serial drama The West Wing, holding various posts in the White House Department of Communications. ... Matthew Vincente Matt Santos is a fictional character on the American television show The West Wing, played by Jimmy Smits. ...


Presidential appointees

President Bartlet and former U.S. President D. Wire Newman at the state funeral of former U.S. President Owen Lassiter.
President Bartlet and former U.S. President D. Wire Newman at the state funeral of former U.S. President Owen Lassiter.

Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet and James Cromwell as former President D.Wire Newman on NBCs The West Wing. ... Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet and James Cromwell as former President D.Wire Newman on NBCs The West Wing. ... President Bartlet (front left) and former President D. Wire Newman pay their respects at the state funeral of former President Owen Lassiter in 2004. ... Owen Lassiter is a fictional character on the television serial drama The West Wing. ...

Cabinet officials

Office Name Term
President Josiah Bartlet 1999–2007
Vice President John Hoynes 1999–2003
Robert Russell 2003–2007
State Lewis Berryhill (William Devane) 1999–2007
Treasury Ken Kato (Conrad Bachmann) 1999–2004
Karen Browning (Marcie Lynn Ross) 2004–2007
Defense Miles Hutchinson 1999–2007
Justice Dan Larson (Sherry Houston) 1999–2003
Alan Fisk (Dylan Baker) 2003–2007
Interior Bill Horton (Edmund L. Shaff) 1999–2007
Commerce Mitch Bryce (Alan Dale) 1999–2007
Labor Carl Reid 1999–2002
Jack Buckland (Kevin Tighe) 2002–2007
Agriculture Roger Tribbey (Harry Groener) 2000–2007
Health and Human Services unknown
Housing and Urban Development Deborah O'Leary (CCH Pounder) 1999–2001
Bill Fisher (Jim Jansen) 2001–2007
Transportation unknown
Energy Bill Trotter 1999–2004
Gerald Deloit (Terry Bozeman) 2004–2007
Education Jim Kane 1999–2007
Veterans Affairs unknown

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Other appointments

Bartlet appointed the following Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States: Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the...

Office Name Term
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernard Dahl 1999–2000
Ronald Ehrlich 2000–
Federal Election Commission John Branford Bacon 2000–
Patricia Calhoun 2000–
Surgeon General Millicent Griffith (Mary Kay Place) 1999–

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Dr. Abigail Ann Abbey Bartlet, M.D., former First Lady of the United States, was a fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... John Hoynes is a fictional character played by Tim Matheson on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... This article is about the fictional character. ... William Will Bailey, is a fictional character played by Joshua Malina on the television serial drama The West Wing, holding various posts in the White House Department of Communications. ... Amelia Amy Gardner is the fictional Director of Legislative Affairs in the Matt Santos administration and a womens rights activist on The West Wing. ... Dr. Nancy McNally is a fictional character on the television series The West Wing, played by Anna Deavere Smith. ... Mary McCormack as Kate Harper and Anna Deavere Smith as Dr. Nancy McNally. ... Admiral Percy Fitz Fitzwallace was the fictional Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the television series The West Wing, played by John Amos. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Leo Thomas McGarry is a fictional character played by John Spencer on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg, White House Chief of Staff (formerly Press Secretary) to Democratic President Josiah Bartlet, is a fictional character, played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Margaret Hooper is a fictional character on the television series The West Wing, played by actress NiCole Robinson. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Donnatella Donna Moss is a fictional character played by Janel Moloney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Information Occupation White House Presidential Secretary (Seasons 1-2) Spouse(s) Henry Landingham (deceased) Children two sons (deceased) Portrayed by Kathryn Joosten Kirsten Nelson (Two Cathedrals flashbacks) Created by Aaron Sorkin Delores Landingham is a fictional character on the television series The West Wing. ... Deborah Fiderer is a character in the NBC television series The West Wing. ... Charles Charlie Young is a fictional character played by Dulé Hill on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Tobias Zachary Toby Ziegler, is a fictional character played by Richard Schiff on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... William Will Bailey, is a fictional character played by Joshua Malina on the television serial drama The West Wing, holding various posts in the White House Department of Communications. ... Samuel Norman Sam Seaborn is a fictional character played by Rob Lowe on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... William Will Bailey, is a fictional character played by Joshua Malina on the television serial drama The West Wing, holding various posts in the White House Department of Communications. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg, White House Chief of Staff (formerly Press Secretary) to Democratic President Josiah Bartlet, is a fictional character, played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Schott in The West Wing episode A Good Day (Season 6). ... Dr. Madeline Mandy Hampton is a fictional character played by Moira Kelly on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... The television series The West Wing is a political drama series which was originally broadcast on NBC. In addition to the main (regular) cast, there are numerous secondary characters who only appear periodically, and some characters who are mentioned but never appeared. ...

Notes

According to show creator Aaron Sorkin, Bartlet was not originally intended to be a key member of the cast. He was only meant to make occasional appearances, approximately once every four episodes. Alan Alda (who went on to play Sen. Vinick), George C. Scott, Jason Robards and Sidney Poitier were also considered for the role of President Bartlet.[1] Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. ... Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is a five-time Emmy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 - September 22, 1999) was a stage and film actor, director, and producer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is an Academy Award-winning Bahamian American actor, film director, and activist. ...


In the second season finale "Two Cathedrals", a teenage Bartlet is played by Jason Widener. In the fourth-season finale "Twenty Five", a young Bartlet played by Martin Sheen's real-life son Emilio Estevez is briefly shown on a television screen showing home videos of him and his daughter Zoey. Two Cathedrals is the 44th episode, and second season finale of The West Wing. ... Twenty Five is episode 88 of The West Wing. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director and writer. ...


The President states his favourite film as The Lion in Winter, and quotes the line "When the fall is all that remains, it matters a great deal." While the sentiment may be admirable, the actual line, delivered by Anthony Hopkins as Prince Richard, the future King Richard I of England, is, "When the fall's all that's left, it matters." The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical costume drama made by Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 to 6 April 1199. ...


See also

“The West Wing” redirects here. ... The Republic of Equatorial Kundu is a fictional African country from the television series The West Wing. ... Qumar is a fictional Middle Eastern country in the television show The West Wing. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The television series The West Wing is a political drama series which was originally broadcast on NBC. In addition to the main (regular) cast, there are numerous secondary characters who only appear periodically, and some characters who are mentioned but never appeared. ... The following is a list of fictional political figures that have appeared or been mentioned in the television program The West Wing. ... The following is an episode list for the NBC serial drama television series The West Wing. ...

References

  1. ^ http://b4a.healthyinterest.net/news/archives/2005/01/index.html

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