WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - CHIEF OF STAFFSERVED
James A. Baker, III January 1981-February 1985
Donald ReganFebruary 1985-February 1987
Howard H. Baker, Jr.March 1987-June 1988
Kenneth M. DubersteinJuly 1988-January 20, 1989

During the first administration, Chief of Staff James A. Baker, Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver, and Counsellor to the President Edwin Meese served together as President Reagan’s lead advisors. They were dubbed "The Troika." After they left in 1985, the Chief of Staff held this lead role alone.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFFSERVED
Michael K. Deaver January 1981-05/10/1985
W. Dennis Thomas 07/12/1985-05/23/1987
Kenneth M. Duberstein03/23/1987-June 1988
M.B. Oglesby, Jr. July 1988-01/20/1989

Michael Deaver maintained a separate Deputy Chief of Staff office with a separate staff. All other Deputy Chiefs of Staff worked out of the Chief of Staff office. Dennis Thomas served as a de facto deputy chief of staff, although his official title was Assistant to the President.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - COUNSELLOR TO THE PRESIDENTSERVED
Edwin Meese, IIIJanuary 1981-February 1985
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRSSERVED
Richard V. Allen1981-January 1982
William P. ClarkFebruary 1982-November 1983
Robert ("Bud") McFarlaneNovember 1983-December 1985
John M. PoindexterDecember 1985-November 1986
Frank C. CarlucciDecember 198-November 1987
LTG Colin L. PowellDecember 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRSSERVED
James ("Bud") Nance1981-January 1982
Robert ("Bud") McFarlaneJanuary 1982-October 1983
John M. PondexterOctober 1983-November 1985
LTG Colin L. PowellDecember 1986-November 1987
John D. NegroponteNovember 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR CABINET AFFAIRSSERVED
Craig FullerFebruary 1981-March 1985
Alfred H. KingonApril 1985-February 1987
Nancy S. RisqueFebruary 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONSSERVED
David R. GergenJanuary 1981-01/15/1984
Patrick J. BuchananFebruary 1985-February 1987
John O. Koehler03/01/1987-03/09/1987
Thomas C. GriscomApril 1987-07/16/1988
Mari MasengJuly 1988-01/20/1989

At the start of the Administration, Staff Director David Gergen oversaw the Office of Communications and the Office of Speechwriting. Gergen was named Assistant to the President for Communications in mid-1981. After Mr. Gergen left the White House staff, the Communications office became a unit within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.  Communications was reestablished as a separate office in February 1985.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENTSERVED
Fred F. FieldingMarch 1981-March 1986
Peter J. WallisonMarch 1986-March 1987
Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr. March 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT/DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRSSERVED
Richard S. WilliamsonFebruary 1981-May 1983
Lee L. VerstandigJune 1983-1985

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs was combined with the Office of Political Affairs for the 2nd Reagan Administration.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRSSERVED
Max L. FreidersdorfJanuary 1981-January 1982
Kenneth M. Duberstein1982-December 1983
M.B. Oglesby, Jr.1983-1986
William L. Ball, III1986-1988
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR POLICY AFFAIRSSERVED
Martin AndersonJanuary 1981-March 1982
Edwin L. HarperMarch 1982-July 1983
John ("Jack") A. SvahnSeptember 1983-1986
Gary L. BauerJanuary 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT/DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRSSERVED
Franklyn ("Lyn") Nofziger1981-November 1981
Edward J. Rollins1982-1983
Margaret D. Tutwiler1984-1985

The Political Affairs office was disbanded in October 1983, with most of its staff leaving for positions in the President’s 1984 re-election campaign.   During the campaign James Baker’s assistant, Margaret Tutwiler, handled most of the political matters for the White House. She was named Deputy Assistant for Political Affairs in September 1984. Political Affairs for the second administration was combined with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR POLITICAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRSSERVED
Edward J. RollinsFebruary 1985-November 1985
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.November 1985-March 1987
Frank J. DonatelliMarch 1987-01/20/1989

For President Reagan’s second term, Political and Intergovernmental Affairs were combined into one office.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT/DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESIDENTIAL PERSONNELSERVED
Pendleton E. James1981-1982
Helen von Damm1982-1983
John S. Herrington1983-1985
Robert H. Tuttle1985-1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - PRESS SECRETARYSERVED
James S. Brady01/21/1981-02/28/1989
Larry M. Speakes - Principal Deputy Press Secretary06/17/1981-02/01/1987
M. Marlin Fitzwater - Assistant to the President for Press Relations02/02/1987-01/20/1989

After Press Secretary James Brady suffered serious head wounds during the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on the President, his assistant Larry Speakes assumed the Press Secretary’s day-to-day functions. Speakes was named “Principal Deputy Press Secretary” on June 17, 1981. When Speakes left, his assistant Marlin Fitzwater took over this role, with the title “Assistant to the President for Press Relations.”

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - ASSISTANT/DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC LIAISONSERVED
Elizabeth H. Dole1981-January 1983
Faith Ryan WhittleseyMarch 1983-April 1985
Linda ChavezApril 1985-April 1986
Mari MasengMay 1986-June 1987
Rebecca RangeSeptember 1987-01/20/1989
WHITE HOUSE OFFICE - PHYSICIAN TO THE PRESIDENTSERVED
Dr. Daniel A. Ruge1981-1986
Dr. John E. Hutton1987-01/20/1989
Executive Office of the President - Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) SERVED
David A. Stockman1981-1985
James C. Miller, III1985-1988
Joseph R. Wright, Jr.1988-1989
Executive Office of the President - Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) SERVED
Edwin L. Harper1981-1982
Joseph R. Wright, Jr. 1982-1988
John F. Cogan1988-1989
Executive Office of the President - Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) SERVED
Murray L. Weidenbaum1981-1982
Martin Feldstein1982-1984
William Niskanen (Acting)1984-1985
Beryl W. Sprinkel1985-1989
Executive Office of the President - Members, Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) SERVED
Jerry L. Jordon1981-1982
William A. Niskanen (Acting Chairman, 1984-1985)1981-1985
William Poole1982-1985
Thomas Gale MooreJuly 1985-April 1989
Michael L. MussaAugust-1986-September 1988

Michael L. Mussa was a consultant for the Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-mid-August 1986, until he was confirmed as one of the three members of the CEA.

Executive Office of the President - United States Trade Representative (USTR) SERVED
William E. Brock, III1981-1985
Clayton Yeutter1985-1989
Executive Office of the President - Deputy U.S. Trade Representative SERVED
David R. MacDonald1981-1983
Michael B. Smith1981-1989
Robert E. Lighthizer1983-1985
Peter O. Murphy1983-1989
M. Alan Wood1985-1987
Michael A. Samuel1986-1989
Alan F. Holmer 1987-1989
Executive Office of the President - Science Advisor and Director, Office of Science & Technology Policy SERVED
George ("Jay") A. Keyworth, II1981-1985
William R. Graham, Jr. 1986-1989
Executive Office of the President - Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board SERVED
Anne L. Armstrong1981-1990
Executive Office of the President - Chairman, President’s Intelligence Oversight Board Served
W. Glenn Campbell1982-1990