Cheney aide Addington faces House panel

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David S. Addington (b. January 22, 1957, Washington, D.C.), was chief of staff (2001-2005) and former legal counsel to former Vice President Dick Cheney (2005-2009). During 21 years of federal service, Addington has worked at the CIA, the Reagan White House, the Department of Defense, four congressional committees, and the Cheney Office of the Vice President. He was appointed to replace I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. as Cheney's chief of staff upon Libby's resignation when Libby was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on October 28, 2005. Addington was described by U.S. News & World Report as "the most powerful man you've never heard of."

Addington is the son of Eleanore and the late Jerry Addington, a retired brigadier general and West Point graduate. He is married to Cynthia Mary Addington; the couple have three children. Previously, Addington had been married to Linda Werling, whom he met while the two were both attending Duke University.

Addington graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1974. He is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., summa cum laude) and holds a J.D. (with honors) from Duke University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1981.

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