Ashley Estes Kavanaugh

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Ashley Estes Kavanaugh
Personal Secretary to the President
In office
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Betty Currie
Succeeded by Karen E. Keller
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brett Kavanaugh
Alma mater The University of Texas at Austin

Ashley Estes Kavanaugh served as Personal Secretary to the President for US President George W. Bush between 2000 and 2004. She had previously served since 1996 as an assistant for Bush during the Bush-Cheney Presidential campaign and his tenure as Governor of Texas.[1] Both President Bush and the then First Lady attended Kavanaugh's (née Estes) wedding ceremony to Brett Kavanaugh, a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Georgetown.[2]

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by Justice Anthony Kennedy as President Bush and Ashley look on.


  1. McClellan, Scott (2008). What happened: inside the Bush White House and Washington's culture of deception. United States: PublicAffairs. pp. 234–236. ISBN 978-1-58648-556-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Glover, Mary Clare (February 19, 2008). "Weddings of the Rich & Famous". Washingtonian. Washingtonian. Retrieved 27 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>