Scott McClellan and Family

A telling timeline of McClellan's life

Mother: Carole Keeton Strayhorn State comptroller (1998-2004), Texas Railroad commissioner (1994-98), mayor of Austin (1977-83)

Father: Oliver Barr McClellan Attorney and author, attorney for National Labor Relations Board and Federal Power Commission under President Lyndon Baines Johnson


Brad McClellan: Attorney, former assistant Texas attorney general, campaign manager for Keeton's 2006 gubernatorial run

Dr. Mark McClellan: Director of the Engel­berg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brook­ings Institute, director of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2004-06), commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Admini­stration (2002-04), White House senior director for health care policy (2001-02), deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury (1998-99)

Dudley McClellan: Attorney, assistant chief disciplinary counsel for the State Bar of Texas

A brief chronology:

Feb. 14, 1968: Born in Austin. Later attends Casis Elementary School, Baker Sixth Grade Center, Austin High School, and UT-Austin; becomes president of the Baker student council and Austin High student body.

1988: Votes for George Herbert Walker Bush in presidential election.

1989: Resigns as president of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity in protest over continued hazing.

1990: Part-time press assistant for Clayton Williams' unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign.

1991: Graduates from UT with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

1992: Campaign manager for Tom Haywood's unsuccessful Senate campaign; first meets Karl Rove and volunteers on Kay Bailey Hutchison's first Senate run; leaves before election day to work on tort reform.

1994: Campaign spokesman for mother's successful run for Railroad commissioner.

1995: Chief of staff for Sen. Tom Haywood, R-Wichita Falls.

1996: Chief spokesman, mother's re-election cam­paign for Railroad commission; later joins Lower Colo­rado River Authority in governmental affairs position.

1998: Chief spokesman for mother's successful run for comptroller.

1999: Gubernatorial spokesman, Gov. George Bush.

2000: Traveling press secretary, Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign.

2001: Deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy press secretary.

June 20, 2003: President Bush appoints McClellan as assistant to the president and White House press secretary.

July 15, 2003: First day as press secretary.

Aug. 22, 2003: Holds his first press conference aboard Air Force One.

April 9, 2006: McClellan announces resignation from Bush staff.

May 9, 2006: Holds final press conference with Julie Goon, director of Medicare Outreach for the Department of Health and Human Services; the final question concerns the administration's stance on Iran's nuclear program.

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