Miller Center

The Evolving Role of the White House Counsel

Cutler Conference

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Karen Hult
November 10, 2006
9:30AM (EST)

Karen Hult
Karen Hult

This opening session panel took a broad look at the evolution of the White House Counsel. Panelists considered the development in the roles and functions of the White House Counsel during their tenure and over time. The panel identified some of the forces and factors that shaped this development.


  • Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy White House Counsel
  • Harry McPherson, Johnson White House Counsel
  • Bradley H. Patterson, formerly Brookings Institution and former White House staff
  • Judge Abner J. Mikva, Clinton White House Counsel
  • Peter Wallison, Reagan White House Counsel


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