Miller Center

William J. Clinton Presidential History Project

The Clinton Project was launched in 2001 as a collaborative effort between the Miller Center and the University of Arkansas Center for Oral and Visual History, with the cooperation and support of the Clinton Foundation. Drawing on the special strengths of each of these two centers, the Clinton Project has produced an oral history rivaling in depth any undertaken on an American president to date.

To date we have held interviews with more than seventy individuals, among them Samuel Berger, Warren Christopher, Lloyd Cutler, Thomas Foley, John Hilley, Harold Ickes, Christopher Jennings, Mickey Kantor, Anthony Lake, Jack Lew, Mack McLarty, Roy Neel, Leon Panetta, John Podesta, Janet Reno, Alice Rivlin, Lawrence Stein, and Lawrence Summers. read more →

Interviews

Respondent Position
Madeleine K. Albright U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Secretary of State
Roger Altman Deputy Secretary of Treasury
Joan N. Baggett Assistant to the President for Political Affairs
Charlene Barshefsky U.S. Trade Representative
Eileen Baumgartner Staff Director, U.S. House Committee on the Budget
Samuel R. Berger Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; National Security Advisor
Alan Blinder Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; member of Council of Economic Advisers
Sidney Blumenthal Assistant to the President
Charles Brain Director of Legislative Affairs
Warren Christopher and Strobe Talbott Christopher: Secretary of State; Talbott: Ambassador-at-Large to the former Soviet Republics (or New Independent States) and Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001)
Henry Cisneros Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Betty Currie Personal Secretary to the President
David Cutler member of Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council
Thomas Daschle U.S. Senator
James Dyer Majority Staff Director of U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations
Peter Edelman Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Counselor to HHS Secretary, Donna Shalala
Kris Engskov Trip Coordinator in White House travel office; Assistant Press Secretary; Personal Assistant
Alphonso Michael Espy Secretary of Agriculture
Al From (2007) Domestic Policy Advisor to the Clinton Transition, Founder & CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council
Al From (2006) Domestic Policy Advisor to the Clinton Transition, Founder & CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council
William Galston Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
Ben Goddard Co-founder, Goddard-Claussen
Stanley Greenberg (2005) Pollster
Stanley Greenberg (2007) Pollster
Frank Greer Media Consultant
Dr. Patrick J Griffin Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Marcia Hale Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Vaclav Havel President of Czechoslovakia; President of the Czech Republic
John Gibbons and Lionel Johns (2006) Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kim Dae-jung President of South Korea
Michael (Mickey) Kantor U.S. Trade Representative; Secretary of Commerce
Peter Knight Deputy Director for the Presidential Transition; Chairman of Clinton-Gore 1996 Reelection Committee
David Kusnet Chief Speechwriter
Anthony Lake (2002) National Security Advisor
Anthony Lake (2004) National Security Advisor
Joseph Lockhart Press Secretary
Marjorie Margolies Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Thomas “Mack” McLarty, III White House Chief of Staff
Abner Mikva White House Counsel
George Mitchell U.S. Senator
Roy M. Neel Al Gore's 1992 Campaign Manager; Chief of Staff to the Vice President; Deputy White House Chief of Staff
Bernard Nussbaum (2002) White House Counsel
Bernard Nussbaum (2005) White House Counsel
Leon Panetta Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Chief of Staff
William Perry Deputy Secretary of Defense; Secretary of Defense
Bruce Reed (February 2004) Domestic Policy Advisor
Bruce Reed (April 2004) Domestic Policy Advisor
Richard W. Riley Secretary of Education
Alice Rivlin Director of Office of Management and Budget
Charles Robb Governor of Virginia (1982-1986); U.S. Senator
Robert Rubin Director of National Economic Council; Secretary of Treasury
Eli Jay Segal Chief of Staff for Clinton's 1992 Campaign; CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps)
Donna Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services
John Shalikashvili Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Henry) Hugh Shelton Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Alan Simpson U.S. Senator
Nancy Soderberg Foreign Policy Director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 Campaign; Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Alternate Representative to the United Nations
John Hilley and Lawrence Stein John Hilley: Director of Legislative Affairs; Lawrence Stein: Director for Legislative Affairs
James Steinberg Director of Policy Planning (State Department); Deputy National Security Advisor
Strobe Talbott (2010) Ambassador-at-Large to the former Soviet Republics (or New Independent States); Deputy Secretary of State
Susan Thomases Personal Advisor; Chief Campaign Scheduler; Advisor to First Lady Hillary Clinton
Harris Wofford U.S. Senator; CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps)
R. James Woolsey Director of Central Intelligence