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John P. Walters (born February 8, 1952) was sworn in as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on December 7, 2001, and held the position until January 20, 2009. As the nation's "Drug Czar," Mr. Walters coordinated all aspects of federal anti-drug policies and spending.
From 1989 to 1991, Walters was chief of staff for William Bennett and was Deputy Director for Supply Reduction from 1991 until leaving the office in 1993.
During the Reagan Administration, he served as Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He was also the Secretary's representative to the National Drug Policy Board and the Domestic Policy Council's Health Policy Working Group.