24 Facts About Andrew Card


In 2014, Andrew Card became the president of Franklin Pierce University, serving until he retired from that post in the summer of 2016.


Andrew Card was active in the Boy Scouts of America's Old Colony Council and earned the rank of Life Scout.


Andrew Card attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1966 to 1967 before graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1971.


Andrew Card attended the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Andrew Card got his start in politics serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1975 to 1983.


Andrew Card ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Governor of Massachusetts in 1982.


From 1993 to 1998, Andrew Card was President and chief executive officer of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, the trade association whose members were Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation.


From 1999 until his selection as President Bush's Chief of Staff, Andrew Card was General Motors' Vice President of Government Relations.


Andrew Card directed the company's international, national, state and local government affairs activities and represented GM on matters of public policy before Congress and the Administration.


Andrew Card serves on the board of directors of Union Pacific Railroad.


The railroad announced on July 27,2006, that Andrew Card was elected to the board, increasing the board's size to 10 members.


Andrew Card is a senior counselor at public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard.


From 1992 until 1993, Andrew Card served as the 11th US Secretary of Transportation under President Bush.


Later that year, Secretary Andrew Card directed President Bush's transition office during the transition from the Bush Administration to the Clinton Administration.


In 2000, Card was asked by Texas Governor George W Bush to run the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.


On November 26,2000, Card was appointed to be chief of staff for President-elect George W Bush upon Bush's January 20,2001 inauguration.


On September 11,2001, Card approached Bush as he was visiting Emma E Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, and whispered in his ear the news that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center, confirming that a terrorist attack was underway.


On March 28,2006, the White House announced that Card would resign as Chief of Staff and be replaced by United States Office of Management and Budget director Joshua B Bolten.


Andrew Card received an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst on May 25,2007.


Andrew Card considered running in the 2010 special election to fill the United States Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy, who had died in office.


State Senator Scott Brown, who considered entering the race, promised to drop out if Andrew Card decided to run.


Andrew Card announced on September 11,2009, that he would not enter the race and that he was throwing his support to Brown, who went on to win the election.


In 2014, Andrew Card was selected as the fifth president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.


Andrew Card began his tenure in December 2014, and resigned in summer of 2016.