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Characters

Characters in over 50% episodes

President Bartlet (154 episodes): President of the United States, 1999-2007. Former Governor of New Hampshire. Attended Notre Dame. Earned a Ph.D. in Economics and later shared a Nobel Prize in Economics. Catholic.

C.J. Cregg (154 episodes): White House Press Secretary, then Chief of Staff to President Bartlet. Possesses a Master's Degree from U.C. Berkeley. Previously worked in the entertainment industry in California. Her father in Ohio suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

Josh Lyman (154 episodes): Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bartlet, then Chief of Staff to President Matt Santos. Attended Harvard College and Yale Law School, and was a Fulbright Scholar. From Connecticut. Jewish.

Leo McGarry (154 episodes): Chief of Staff to President Bartlet, then Vice Presidential candidate to Matthew Santos. Former U.S. Labor Secretary. Recovering alcoholic and prescription-pill drug addict.

Donna Moss (149 episodes): Senior assistant to Josh Lyman, then Chief of Staff to First Lady Santos.

Toby Ziegler (144 episodes): White House Communications Director to President Bartlet. Lawyer. Jewish. Divorced. Father of twins. Resigned after leaking national security secrets regarding the militarization of space; he received the information from his brother, who was an astronaut, who committed suicide after his cancer diagnosis.

Charlie Young (136 episodes: Personal aide to President Bartlet (the "Body man" to the president)

Margaret (105 episodes): Senior assistant to the Chief of Staff

Carol (101 episodes): Assistant to the Press Secretary

Sam Seaborn (84 episodes): Deputy White House Communications Director to President Bartlet. Undergraduate degree from Princeton; law degree from Duke University. Left the White House to run for an open Congressional seat in California's 47th district.

Will Bailey (80 episodes): Deputy White House Communications Director to President Bartlet, Chief of Staff to Vice President Russell, then White House Communications Director to President Bartlet.

Characters in 50% or fewer episodes

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