War & Statesmanship
Lewis LibbyHudson Institute
Lewis “Scooter” Libby served from January, 2001 through November, 2005 as Assistant to the President of the United States and Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States. He also served during this period as Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, in which capacity he was the primary adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney on national security and homeland security matters. During the George H.W. Bush administration, Mr. Libby served in the Department of Defense as Principal Deputy Under Secretary (Strategy and Resources) and was later confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Mr. Libby first entered government service with the Department of State in 1981 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary. He also served, from 1982 through 1985, in the Department of State as Director of Special Projects in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In addition to his government service, Mr. Libby served as managing partner of the Washington office of Dechert, Price & Rhoads, an international law firm. In 1993 he was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Award and the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. He received the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Award for Public Service in 1985. Mr. Libby graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1972 and as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School in 1975.