Eugene Kang

Eugene Kang (born 1984) was the Special Projects Coordinator and Confidential Assistant to President Barack Obama.[1]

Eugene Kang
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Special Projects Coordinator and Confidential Assistant to the President
In office
January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Appointed byBarack Obama
Personal details
BornAnn Arbor, Michigan
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, Greenhills School

Eugene Kang is an Ann Arbor native who attended Greenhills School before enrolling at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, Kang made a 2005 bid for the Ann Arbor City Council.[2] He later worked on Senator Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) 2006 campaign.[3] During Obama's Presidential campaign he worked in the political division.[4] A second-generation Korean American,[5][6] he was also a part of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders National Leadership Council.

Kang has been described as a "close confidant to President Obama"[7] and has played eleven rounds of golf with the President from the time he took office through 2013.[8]


  1. ^ Price, Deb. "Ann Arbor native is at Obama's side". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  2. ^ Lin, Lydia. "In Ann Arbor, he was an Unlikely Candidate, but Passionate for Change". Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  3. ^ Kamen, Al (December 23, 2008). "365 Days, and Not a Single Cute Kitten". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
  4. ^ "Obama's People". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2009-01-19.
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  7. ^ Ha, Michael (2009-12-23). "Obamas Korean-American Advisor Got Game". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  8. ^ Wilson, Chris (2014-01-03). "Infographic: Obama Accepts Rare Outsider Into Golf Game". Time Swampland. Retrieved 2014-01-04.

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