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CASSIDY, Ed

1954–

Biography

CASSIDY, Ed, a Chief Administrative Officer from Connecticut; born in Miami, Dade County, Fla., 1954; attended Fairfield University, 1973–1975; attended Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1977–1978; M.P.A., American University, Washington, D.C., 1993; staff, United States Representative Larry J. Hopkins of Kentucky, 1979–1980; staff, United States Representative Paul Trible of Virginia, 1980–1981; staff, National Republican Congressional Committee, 1983–1984; staff, United States Representative Thomas J. Ridge of Pennsylvania, 1984–1989; staff, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1985–1986; campaign manager; staff, George H. W. Bush-Daniel Quayle Inaugural Committee, 1989–1990; deputy director, Minerals Management Service, 1989–1990; deputy chief of staff and deputy assistant secretary, United States Department of the Interior, 1991–1993; staff, United States Representative Martin Hoke of Oklahoma, 1993–1995; staff, United States Representative Richard Norman (Doc) Hastings of Washington, 1995–2007; staff, House Committee on Rules, 2004–2007; staff, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, 2006–2007; staff, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, 2007–2011; Director of House Operations, Office of the Speaker, U. S. House of Representatives, 2011–2014; elected January 7, 2014, as sixth Chief Administrative Officer of the U. S. House of Representatives, and served until his resignation on December 31, 2015 (January 7, 2014–December 31, 2015).

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