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Susan Clough

Susan Clough
Personal Secretary to the President
In office
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Dorothy E. Downton
Succeeded by Kathleen Osborne
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 69–70)
Political party Democratic

Susan Clough (born 1945)[1] was the personal executive secretary to President Jimmy Carter.[2][3][4] She also worked for him prior to his presidency.

Prior to secretarial work

About 12 years before serving Carter, Clough was looking for a job while raising her two children, Doug and Carol. At that time, she was trying to manage life after getting divorced from her husband she had married at the age of 16. After studying for one year at Fresno City College, she found herself with no marketable skills. She was receiving only $200 per month from her ex-husband, and struggled financially. However, Clough was ambitious and intelligent. She was a MENSA member, and could play piano and classical guitar, make clothes, and was an avid reader of nonfiction. She also enjoyed playing competitive games.[1]

As secretary

After completing a secretarial course, she found a job at Fort Bragg, N.C. Her ex-husband had been stationed there, and her father was a retired Army colonel. She quit her job there partially "because all my bosses were propositioning me." She then moved to Atlanta and became a legal secretary.[1]

Work for Carter

In 1971 she became a member of Carter's staff, and took the position of assistant to the press chief [1]

Personal life

Clough's younger brother was shot and killed in during a spree of random murders around Atlanta.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Crawford, Clare (1977-05-09). Rosalynn and I Pick My Secretary,' Says Jimmy Carter—Susan Clough Was the Choice"'". Retrieved 2011-10-20.  Clough was 32 at the time of publication.
  2. ^ By;Robert Ajemian Monday, May 24, 1982 (1982-05-24). "Jimmy Carter: This Is My Place". TIME. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ Monday, Mar. 28, 1977 (1977-03-28). "The Nation: Jimmy's Music to Govern By". TIME. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Carter Presidential Materials". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
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