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
William Samuel 06/03/2010 David M. Axelrod Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor White House Ww
William Samuel 05/05/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William Samuel 03/17/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William Samuel 02/19/2010 Lisa M. Konwinski Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs White House Ww Meeting
William Samuel 02/26/2010 Lisa M. Konwinski Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs White House Ww
William Samuel 01/13/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Old Executive Office Building 230a
William Samuel 01/13/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Old Executive Office Building 230a
William Samuel 01/13/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Old Executive Office Building 230a Labor Leader Meeting
William Samuel 12/07/2009 James A. Messina Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations White House Ww
William Samuel 12/03/2009 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Holiday Reception Guests/
William Samuel 12/17/2010 Barack Obama President White House Roosevelt Labor Leader Meeting
William Samuel 12/17/2010 Barack Obama President White House Roosevelt Labor Leader Meeting
William Samuel 08/05/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
William Samuel 08/17/2011 Gene Sperlng White House West Wing
William Samuel 09/09/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
William Samuel 09/12/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
William Samuel 09/16/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Roosevelt
William Samuel 09/21/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
William Samuel 10/06/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
William Samuel 10/26/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Roosevelt
William Samuel 12/22/2011 Potus Old Executive Office Building Sca Time Change Per Lierman
William Samuel 01/11/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
William Samuel 01/25/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building South Cour
William Samuel 02/08/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
William Samuel 03/06/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
William Samuel 03/20/2012 Nathanael P. Tamarin Associate Director Old Executive Office Building 234
William Samuel 04/03/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
William Samuel 04/23/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
William H Samuel 06/08/2010 Nathanael P. Tamarin Associate Director Old Executive Office Building 234
William H Samuel 05/03/2010 Micah F. Fergenson Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building 135
William H Samuel 04/19/2010 Chelsea J. Kammerer Special Assistant to the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs White House Ww
William H Samuel 04/21/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 03/08/2010 Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden Old Executive Office Building 222
William H Samuel 02/25/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 02/05/2010 Lawrence H. Summers Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council White House Ww
William H Samuel 12/21/2009 Ariel Levin Old Executive Office Building 208
William H Samuel 11/12/2009 Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden Old Executive Office Building 222
William H Samuel 11/17/2009 Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden Old Executive Office Building 222
William H Samuel 09/30/2009 Rahm I. Emanuel Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 09/24/2009 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 07/07/2009 Rahm I. Emanuel Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 03/19/2009 Rahm I. Emanuel Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff White House Westwing
William H Samuel 11/11/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 11/11/2010 Kristin J. Sheehy Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House Ww
William H Samuel 08/29/2011 Jason L. Furman Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Old Executive Office Building 230a Nelp Meeting
William H Samuel 08/02/2011 Potus/nate Tamarin White House East Room
William H Samuel 09/27/2011 Mark Zuckerman Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council White House 2nd Floor Time Change Per Pojman
William H Samuel 12/21/2011 William M. Daley Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff White House Ww Time Changed Per Julia From 1...
William H Samuel 12/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
William H Samuel 12/06/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
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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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