Stephen Bull served as a Special Assistant to the President and as Appointments Secretary. His files reflect the scheduling
and appointments procedures, public relations efforts, and off-year election campaign strategy of the Nixon White House during
the 1969-73 period.
Stephen Beekman Bull was born on November 12, 1941 in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence
University in 1963. After graduating, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966. He also married Ann Townsend
during that time.
After leaving the military in 1966, Bull worked as a Special Projects Manager and then as Assistant to the President of the
Canada Dry Corporation in New York City. He left Canada Dry in 1968. During July through November of the same year, Bull worked
as an Advance Man on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign and then, from November to January 1969, as a member of Nixon’s
transition staff in New York.
After Nixon’s 1969 Inauguration, Bull worked as a Staff Assistant to the President from 1969 to 1973. In 1972, Stephen Bull
was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. From 1973 until President Nixon resigned in August 1974, Bull was Special
Assistant to the President and Appointments Secretary. He continued to work with Nixon for a period of time after the President
left office in August 1974.
By October 1976, Bull had become a researcher and public relations person for the Commission for Review of the National Policy
toward Gambling, which was a congressionally-financed study group. He married Jeanne Quinlan, a staffer to both Presidents
Nixon and Ford, in August 1976.
In subsequent years, Mr. Bull went on to work for the Philip Morris Company, the United States Olympic Committee, and to be
a member of the Salvation Army’s Board of Advisors.
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