Lecture George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture Series
Andrew H. Card Jr., has held a variety of top-level governmental positions under three U.S. presidents. He is currently acting dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Card served as White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2006. He served as deputy chief of staff and, subsequently, as secretary of transportation under President George H.W. Bush. Card also was appointed as special assistant and later deputy assistant to the president, as well as director of intergovernmental affairs by President Ronald Reagan.
He began his public service career in 1975 when he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served until 1983. In 1982, he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Republican Legislators Association and received the “Distinguished Legislator Award” from the Massachusetts Municipal Association.
Card also has served in leadership positions in industry. He is a co-founder of the Lonsdale Group and currently serves on several boards and councils, including the board of directors of Union Pacific Corporation.
Additionally, he is senior counselor on the international advisory board at Fleishman-Hillard and the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Card is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in engineering. He also attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967.