Mark Meadows

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Mark Meadows (2013)

Mark Randall Meadows (born July 28, 1959 in Verdun , France ) is an American politician . From 2013 to 2020 he represented the state of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives . On March 7, 2020, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the White House by Donald Trump , and took office on March 31, 2020.


Mark Meadows attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and then studied at the University of South Florida in Tampa . He then worked as a public relations director. At the same time he embarked on a political career as a member of the Republican Party . In August 2012, he gave a speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

In the 2012 congressional election , Meadows was elected to the Eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC , where he succeeded the no longer-running Democrat Heath Shuler on January 3, 2013 . In the election he received around 57 percent of the vote. After three re-elections in 2014, 2016 and 2018, he can still hold office today. His new legislative period runs until January 3, 2021.

Meadows leads the Freedom Caucus , a group of particularly conservative MPs within the Republican parliamentary group. The members of this parliamentary group were partly responsible for the failure of the planned withdrawal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") by US President Donald Trump on March 24, 2017 because the reforms of the proposal submitted by Trump did not go far enough for them . Politico reported in January 2019 that Meadows - who had meanwhile been acted as the White House chief of staff to succeed John F. Kelly - had become one of Trump's closest advisers, who sometimes spoke to the president several times a day.

On October 29, 2019, Meadows voted as one of 11 members of the House of Representatives against the resolution classifying the murder and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide. In January 2020, he was named one of eight Republican MPs on the White House defense team during Trump's impeachment trial .

In early March 2020, President Donald Trump designated Meadows to succeed Mick Mulvaney as White House Chief of Staff. Meadows resigned from his Congressional mandate on March 30, 2020, and took office as Chief of Staff on March 31, 2020.

Web links

Commons : Mark Meadows  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Why (almost) everyone hates the House Freedom Caucus. In: , March 24, 2017.
  2. Gabby Orr: Mark Meadows, Trump whisperer. In: January 20, 2020, accessed March 8, 2020 .
  3. H.Res. 296: Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. govtrack, October 29, 2019, accessed on October 31, 2019 .
  4. ^ Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing Congressional Members of the President's Impeachment Team. In: White House. January 20, 2020, accessed on January 31, 2020 .
  5. Daniel Friedrich Sturm: Fourth Chief of Staff: Trump fires his most important employee. In: . March 7, 2020, accessed March 8, 2020 .