Sherman Adams is a former Republican government official. As chief of staff for Eisenhower, he established the prototype for recent strong presidential chiefs of staff. He directed the day-to-day White House operations from 1953 to 1958, when he resigned under fire for accepting expensive gifts. Previously he had been a forester, lumber company executive, and New Hampshire state legislator, congressman, and governor. His memoir Firsthand Report: The Story of the Eisenhower Administration was published in 1961.
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