Thomas E. Donilon facts for kids
|23rd National Security Advisor|
October 8, 2010 – July 1, 2013
|Preceded by||James Jones|
|Succeeded by||Susan Rice|
|Deputy National Security Advisor|
January 20, 2009 – October 8, 2010
|Preceded by||James Jeffrey|
|Succeeded by||Denis McDonough|
|Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs|
April 1, 1993 – November 7, 1996
|Preceded by||Margaret Tutwiler|
|Succeeded by||James Rubin|
|Born||May 14, 1955
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Alma mater||Catholic University of America
University of Virginia
Thomas E. "Tom" Donilon (born May 14, 1955) is a former United States Government official. He was the National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration. He has had a career as a U.S. political advisor, government official and lawyer. Previously, he served together with diplomat Wendy Sherman as Agency Review Team Lead for the State Department in the Obama transition, and as Deputy to National Security Advisor James Jones early in the Obama administration. Donilon replaced Jones as National Security Advisor on October 8, 2010. Donilon announced his resignation as National Security Adviser on 5th June 2013. Susan Rice was his successor.
Donilon was born on May 14, 1955 in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied at the Catholic University of America and at Virginia University. He is currently married to Catherine Russell. They have two children.
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