Politician who became the 26th White House Chief of Staff in 2013, the fourth in the Obama administration.
He graduated summa cum laude in history and Spanish in 1992 from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he played safety on the Johnnies football team and won two conference titles in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
He can be seen in photos of the White House Situation Room, sitting next to Hillary Clinton, that were taken during the monitoring of the SEAL operation in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
He was one of eleven children born to William and Kathleen McDonough.
He succeeded Jack Lew as the White House Chief of Staff.