White House Visitors Database

The Obama administration each month releases a log of people who pass through the White House security system, which also includes visits to the vice president's residence and two executive office buildings. The database has more than 2.5 million entries for the period from January 2009 through May. 31, 2012. The log may include some scheduled visits that did not take place and exclude visits by members of Congress, top officials and others who are not required to sign in at security gates.

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Visitor Date Staffer Location Description
Paul Huntsman 05/04/2010 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tours /
Kelly A Huntsman 12/09/2009 Barack Obama President Old Executive Office Building South Cour Potus Event With Health Care ...
Carole Huntsman 11/04/2009 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tours
Jon Huntsman 02/22/2009 Barack Obama President White House Statefloo Governors Association Dinner
Mollymaureen Huntsman 11/14/2011 Danielle Evers Old Executive Office Building Truman Bow
Rachel A Huntsman 11/01/2011 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Jon M Huntsman 05/13/2010 Michael Froman Old Executive Office Building 223
Hannah L Huntsman 03/30/2010 Visitors Office White House Residence
Lee L Huntsman 03/30/2010 Visitors Office White House Residence
Virginia K Huntsman 03/30/2010 Visitors Office White House Residence
Jason E Huntsman 02/20/2010 Jonathan Morse Old Executive Office Building 257
Barbara P Huntsman 10/16/2009 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tours
William C Huntsman 10/16/2009 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tours
Jon M Huntsman 05/16/2009 Barack Obama President White House Diplomatic
Jon M Huntsman 05/16/2009 Barack Obama President White House Diplomatic
Jon M Huntsman 05/16/2009 Barack Obama President White House Diplomatic
Jon M Huntsman 10/12/2010 Valerie B. Jarrett Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement White House Ww
Jon M Huntsman 10/12/2010 Valerie B. Jarrett Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement White House Ww
Kelli N Huntsman 12/20/2010 Visitors Office White House Res Holiday Open House/
Kelli N Huntsman 12/20/2010 Visitors Office White House Res Holiday Open House/
Alyssa G Huntsman 03/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Hank E Huntsman 03/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Michael J Huntsman 03/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Sonja G Huntsman 03/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Jon M Huntsman 04/17/2012 Tim Stromatt Old Executive Office Building 78
Jon M Huntsman 04/17/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Benjamin C Huntsman 05/17/2012 Kathryn A. Grant Analyst White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Benjamin C Huntsman 05/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour-changed From Ethan...
Claire O Huntsman 05/30/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Elizabeth K Huntsman 05/17/2012 Jonathan D. Samuels Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Elizabeth K Huntsman 05/16/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour-changed From Ethan...
Grace E Huntsman 05/30/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Holly L Huntsman 05/30/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Kirk D Huntsman 05/30/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
Tina J Huntsman 05/30/2012 Visitors Office White House Residence Group Tour
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The logs contain the names of people who enter the security gate at the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, the New Executive Office Building and the vice president's residence.

The database was created for internal use and includes some inaccuracies. The name of the person listed as receiving the visitor, for example, is often a junior-level staffer responsible for signing in the visitor, but is not necessarily the person meeting with the visitor. The Washington Post standardized staff names and matched them with the White House salary database to include the employee's title.

The logs released to the public often do not include visits by U.S. lawmakers and top administration officials who are not required to sign in at security gates. If the arrival time next to a visitor's name is blank, it may indicate that a scheduled appointment was changed or the visitor did not show up.

Some visits may be removed by the administration under its disclosure policy, including personal visits to the first family and those that, if disclosed, might compromise national security or law enforcement. The administration can also withhold visits that are deemed "particularly sensitive," such as interviews with potential Supreme Court nominees.

The logs are released on a monthly basis and on a three-month delay, so visits from January will be released in April, for example. The Obama administration began releasing visitor logs in September 2009 under the terms of a court settlement. Some visits that took place between January and September 2009 have been released selectively in response to requests from the public.

The administration initially refused to provide records to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and others who requested them, saying the logs were not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. In July 2009, CREW filed a lawsuit seeking access to the logs, ending in the settlement creating the database of visitor logs. The group Judicial Watch has brought an additional lawsuit seeking access to all entries in the logs, without exceptions, dating to the beginning of the administration.

SOURCE: Data.gov. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow, Jude Bowman, Greg Franczyk, T.W. Farnam - The Washington Post. Published May 21, 2012.

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