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Creation Date

Summer 2016

Circa Date

Exhibition date: June 1 - December 31, 2016


When President Nixon left the office of the President in August of 1974, Brennan continued to act as Nixon's aide and in July of 1975 Brennan resigned from active duty to become the former President's Chief of Staff.

As Chief of Staff, Brennan planned the two trips to China in 1976 and 1979 as well as helped plan Nixon's trips to France, England, Spain, and the Ivory Coast.

In 1980, Brennan returned to Washington, D.C. to start his own consulting business with the former Attorney General, John Mitchell.

Remaining active at a national level, Brennan, under President Reagan, served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He was also an Honorary Delegate from California at the 1988 Republican National Convention, and was on the Bush/Quayle Campaign staff. Colonel Brennan culminated his career of government service by serving in the civilian capacity as Director of Administrative Operations Division of the Executive Office of the President in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton.

He has also served as commissioner of the California Veteran Memorial Commission, was a member of the advisory board of the California Angels baseball Team from 1977 to 1993 under owner Gene Autry, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks and Rotary Clubs. Colonel "Jack" Brennan is now retired and divides his time between his homes in Rhode Island and California. An avid Friar sports fan he lists Friars Athletics and the Wounded Warrior Program as his favorite charities.

The exhibit items here are memorabilia Brennan collected during his many travels abroad while in service to our Nation.