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Ted Ullyot to Step Down as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today announced that Chief of Staff Theodore W. Ullyot will step down from his position in October to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.

"Ted Ullyot has been an integral member of my team for the past three years, beginning at the White House and continuing here at the Department of Justice," said Attorney General Gonzales. "I appreciate the steady leadership, counsel, integrity, and tireless commitment that Ted brought to this job and the cause of justice. I thank Ted for his great service to the President and the Nation in these challenging times. I wish him all the best as he moves on to this next phase of his career, and I look forward to our continued friendship."

Ullyot came to the Department of Justice with Attorney General Gonzales in February of this year. At the White House, he served as Associate Counsel to the President from 2003 to 2004, and as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary from 2004 to 2005.

"I am grateful to President Bush and Judge Gonzales for providing me the opportunity and privilege of serving our country at this important time in America’s history," Ullyot said. "It has been an honor to work alongside so many outstanding and dedicated colleagues at the Department of Justice and at the White House."