THE FIRST LADIES & TAXPAYERS’ BILLS FOR THEIR STAFFS
Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War and Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out for her personal secretary from her husband’s salary.
TOTAL PERSONAL STAFF MEMBERS FOR OTHER FIRST LADIES:
One for Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush and Betty Ford. Seven staffers for Hillary Clinton and 22 for Michelle Obama. Her personal staff and their salaries: Chief of Staff Susan Sher $192,200; Director of Communications for the First Lady Camille Y. Johnston $122,000; Director of Policy and Projects Jocelyn C. Frye; White House Social Secretary Desiree G. Rogers $133,000; Deputy Chief of Staff Melissa Winter $120,000; Deputy Chief of Staff David S. Medina $110,000; Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady Catherine Lilyveld $104,000; Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady Frances M. Starkey $95,000; Deputy Director of Police and Project for the First Lady Trooper Sanders $90,000; Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary Erinn Burrough $85,000; Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordination Jennifer Goodman $82,000; Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Alan Fritz $80,000 and more to equal $2,075,200 billion in annual salaries.