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Encyclopedia > Samuel K. Skinner
"| Samuel K. Skinner Job Title: White House Chief of Staff under George H. W. Bush
Term of Office: 1992
Predecessor: John H. Sununu
Successor: James Baker
Date of Birth: June 10, 1938
Political Party: Republican
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Samuel Knox Skinner (born June 10, 1938) is an American politician and businessman. Skinner served as US Secretary of Transportation, and, briefly, as Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush for a short time in 1992 before being replaced by James Baker. Image File history File links Samuel_Knox_Skinner. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Governor John H. Sununu John Henry Sununu, PhD (born July 2, 1939) is a former Governor of New Hampshire (1983-89) and former White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. ... James Addison Baker III (born 28 April 1930 in Houston, Texas) served as the Chief of Staff in President Ronald Reagans first administration, United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988 in the second Reagan administration, and Secretary of State in the administration of President George H... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      This list of political parties in the United States contains past and present political parties in... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Image File history File links Scout_logo2. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... George Herbert Walker Bush GCB (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States of America serving from 1989 to 1993. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... James Addison Baker III (born 28 April 1930 in Houston, Texas) served as the Chief of Staff in President Ronald Reagans first administration, United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988 in the second Reagan administration, and Secretary of State in the administration of President George H...


Skinner was instrumental in developing President Bush's National Transportation Policy and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), which served as the catalyst for the whole ITS industry.


In that capacity, he served as chief executive officer of a cabinet-level federal department with a budget of over $30 billion and a workforce of 105,000 people. As Secretary, Skinner was credited with numerous successes, including the development of the President's National Transportation Policy and the passage of landmark aviation and surface transportation legislation.


He also developed the "open skies" policy of the United States that liberalized U.S. international policy and significantly increased the number of international flights to and from the U.S. In addition, Mr. Skinner acted as the President's point person in numerous crisis situations, including the Eastern Air Lines strike, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the northern California earthquake, Hurricane Hugo, and the 1991 national rail strike. Washingtonian magazine twice gave Mr. Skinner its highest ranking for his performance as Secretary of Transportation. The Open Skies system is an integrated web-enabled reservation and inventory system suite that includes Internet, call center, airport departure control functionality and more. ... This article is about the defunct U.S. air carrier Eastern Air Lines. ... This article is about the tank vessel Exxon Valdez. ... Lowest pressure 918 mbar (hPa) Damage $10 billion (1989 USD) $13. ...


From 1977 to 1989, Skinner practiced law as a senior partner in the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where he served on the firm's executive committee. From 1984 to 1988, while practicing law full-time, he also served as Chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority of northeastern Illinois, the nation's second largest mass transportation district. Also during that time, President Reagan appointed Mr. Skinner as Vice Chairman of the President's Commission on Organized Crime.


From 1968 to 1975, Skinner served in the office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and, in 1975, President Gerald Ford appointed Mr. Skinner United States Attorney. It has been suggested that Executive Office for United States Attorneys be merged into this article or section. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... It has been suggested that Executive Office for United States Attorneys be merged into this article or section. ...


Skinner held various sales and management positions with the IBM Corporation from 1960 to 1968. In 1967, IBM selected him Outstanding Salesman of the Year. International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ...


He was CEO of Commonwealth Edison, CEO of US Freightways, on the board of directors of Odetics ITS, and on the board of directors of Dade Behring. He is currently a shareholder (partner) with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and a Commissioner of the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure Commission, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Commonwealth Edison (usually called Com Ed by Chicagoans) is an electric company in Illinois owned by Exelon Corporation. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the US Armed Forces, used by the United States Department of Defense and Congress to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save... The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, also known as The Kellogg School or simply Kellogg, is considered one of the worlds leading graduate business schools. ... Northwestern University is a prestigious private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university, located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ...


Skinner graduated from the University of Illinois in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He served as a lieutenant and a tank platoon leader in the United States Army in 1960-1961. He graduated from DePaul University Law School in 1966, where he served on the law review. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Not to be confused with DePauw University, a school with a similar spelling. ... A law review is a scholarly journal focusing on legal issues, normally published by an organization of students at a law school or through a bar association. ...


Skinner has been involved in the Boy Scouts most of his life, has earned the Eagle Scout as a youth and was honored the with Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo Award as an adult. For the Boy Scout program within the BSA, see Boy Scouts (Boy Scouts of America). ... An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ... The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, is a special award, awarded only to Eagle Scouts, for distinguished service in his profession or to the community for a period of at least 25 years after earning his Eagle Scout rank. ... The Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1925, is bestowed upon those adults who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. ...


He is the father of Fox News Channel reporter Jane Skinner. Jane Skinner Jane Skinner (born February 12, 196?) is a daytime news presenter on Fox News Channel, hosting the 2:00 p. ...


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Preceded by
John H. Sununu
White House Chief of Staff Succeeded by
James Baker
Preceded by
James H. Burnley IV
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
February 6, 1989December 13, 1991
Succeeded by
Andrew Card

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References

  • Gattuso, James L. (1990). Heritage Foundation Policy Research and Analysis. Sam Skinner's Sensible National Transportation Strategy. Heritage Foundation. Retrieved on 17 February 2006.
  • Warde, Anne (1999). Heritage Foundation Policy Research and Analysis. Sam Skinner joins Board of Odetics ITS. Its America. Retrieved on 17 February 2006.
  • Sam Skinner. NNDB database. Retrieved on February 20, 2006.

 
 

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