Office of the President

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Timothy Flanigan

Torture Connection: 
Lawyer for the Decider
  • Born 1953, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • B.A. Brigham Young University, J.D. University of Virginia
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger
  • 2001-2002, deputy White House counsel under Alberto Gonzales
  • After leaving government in Dec 2002, worked as an attorney in industry and corporate law practice

George W Bush

Torture Connection: 
The Decider
  • Born July 6, 1946, New Haven, CT. Raised in Midland and Houston, TX.
  • B.A. Yale, 1968.
  • Served in Texas Air National Guard, a Vietnam-era strategem to avoid war duty.
  • Worked on Bush Sr.'s presidential campaign, worked unsuccessfully in oil industry and as part owner of Texas Rangers baseball franchise.
  • Governor of Texas, 1995-2001.
  • President, 2001-2009.