Swain was a Senator from Rhode Island. During Matt Santos's transition, he was considered for Secretary of Defense. Following Barry Goodwin's advice, and against Josh Lyman's, Santos picked Swain as his Defense Secretary nominee, despite him being a Republican.[1]


  1. Transition

United States Congressional Delegation from Rhode Island
Roland Pierce (D) • Swain (R)
Thiele (D)

Cabinet of President Matt Santos
Vice President   Eric Baker
Secretary of State   Arnold Vinick
Secretary of the Treasury   Rosenthal
Secretary of Defense   Swain
Attorney General   Oliver Babish
Secretary of Agriculture   Ed Keenitz
White House Chief of Staff   Josh Lyman
Ambassador to the United Nations   Nancy McNally

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