John H. Sununu

John Henry Sununu ( born July 2, 1939 in Havana ) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. Sununu was 1983-1989 Governor of New Hampshire. From 1989 to 1991 he was chief of staff of the White House.

Early years

John Sununu studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), among others, mechanical engineering. In this field, he laid in 1966 from his exams. Then he taught until 1968 even the subject at Tufts University in Medford. By 1973, he brought it up at this university as Deputy Dean. Between 1973 until his election as governor of his state, he was president of JHS Engineering Company and Thermal Research, Inc.

Political Rise and Governor of New Hampshire

Sununu was a member of the Republican Party. From 1973 to 1974 deputy was in the House of Representatives from New Hampshire. In 1982 he was elected as a candidate of his party against the Democratic incumbent Hugh Gallen the new governor of his state. John Sununu took up his new post on January 6, 1983. After he was confirmed in 1984 and 1986 respectively in his office, he could stay until January 4, 1989 in this office. During this time he gained both regional and national recognition. He was a member of numerous associations governor. Among other things, he was chairman of the National Governors Association and the Association of Republican governors.

Sununu was and is to be very conservative. He argued for the expansion of nuclear power and rejected new taxes for New Hampshire. These positions he represents today. In 1988 he caused a stir when he was not speaking out as the only governor of all U.S. states against a UN resolution that designated Zionism as racism. Later, the Governor revised his stance on this issue in favor of Israel.

Chief of Staff at the White House and other CV

After the end of his governorship was John Sununu of President George Bush called to his chief of staff. This office he held between 1989 and 1991. When rumors surfaced that he had misused government funds for private travel, he joined in 1991 from this post back; his successor was Samuel Skinner. Later, he paid a small portion of which he stands accused private costs to the state back.

Today he is more active business as president of JHS Associates Ltd and a partner in a private financial company. He is also curator of the George HW Bush Presidential Libary Foundation. John Sununu is married to Nancy Hayes, with whom he had eight children. Among them is the 1964 John E. Sununu was born, who represented the state of New Hampshire between January 7, 2003 and January 3, 2009 at the U.S. Senate.