Fleischer, Ari (1960—)

Lawrence Ari Fleischer was born in Pound Ridge, New York. Fleischer was the White House press secretary for George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont in 1982 with a degree in political science, Fleischer's career as a press secretary began shortly thereafter for an unsuccessful Republican congressional candidate, Jon Fossil, in New York. Fleischer also worked as press secretary for New York Congressman Norman Lent.

After serving as the field director for the National Republican Congressional Committee from 1985 to 1988, he worked a short time for New York Congressman Joseph DioGuardi as press secretary. Fleischer worked as press secretary for New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici from 1989 to 1994. During U.S. President George H. W. Bush's 1992 reelection ...

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