Walter Shaub is a former employee of the US Department of Ethics who served as its director for eleven years and three months. He served as the director during the presidential ship of both former Presidents Barack Obama and Trump.
Shaub has been working as an attorney specializing in maintaining ethics in the government sectors for years.
However, during the presidential ship of Trump, he couldn’t continue his job because he was dissatisfied with the Trump government. So, he resigned from his post in 2017 and joined as the senior director of the Central Legal Center.
Currently, the veteran attorney is associated with Citizen for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) as a senior advisor.
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Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Walter Michael Shaub Jr.
|Date of birth
|February 20, 1971
|53 years old
|Place of birth
|Reston, Virginia, USA
|Walter Shaub Sr.
Walter Shaub’s Net Worth
Shaub has been in the law sector since 1997 and has worked with different government bodies and other establishments.
All these years, he has worked deliberately, and his hard work paid him off with a great deal of recognition for his work and a decent amount of fortune.
Despite not knowing the exact figures, we can still assume that he has a satisfactory net worth.
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Walter’s Family and Early Life
Shaub was born in Virginia to Walter Sr. and Joann and grew up in one of its towns called Reston.
The 53 year-old attorney has not shared much about his family background and has maintained privacy about his family members. So, not much is out about his personal life or family.
However, what we know about him is his sense of humor.
While serving as the director of the US Office of Government Ethics, Shaub posted tweets on the official page of the office, mimicking then-President Trump.
He changed the formal tone of the government tweets to humorous and lighthearted.
Along with his sense of humor, Shaub is also famous for his dedication to maintaining ethics within the governmental body.
He has been questioning and advising the Presidents now and then to make sure the government doesn’t deviate from its ethics.
Shaub even suggested the former President sell all his assets to avoid future conflicts, but Trump didn’t listen to his advice, and instead, he transferred his fortune to the trusts run by his sons.
It created tension between Shaub and the Trump government, and things got worse when the government hesitated to hand over the ethics waivers to the US Office of Government Ethics.
It was the last nail in the coffin, which made Shaub resign from his post.
Even after resigning from the job, he has continued his dedication to maintaining ethics by associating with other establishments that work for the same objective.
He still gives his advice and keeps his eye on the government despite not holding any government posts.
He even called out the current President Joe Biden on the sales of the artworks of Hunter Biden.
Shaub mentioned that the prices for artworks of Hunter would be affected by the position held by his father, and a professional gallerist should handle the sale under acceptable circumstances.
The attorney has dedicated his life to maintaining ethics and still is working for the cause.
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Walter Shaub’s Wife and Relationship
Shaub is happily married to his beautiful wife, Sheila.
However, not much information is out about her or their married life for privacy concerns.
Walter Education Career
The Distinguished Alumni Award receiver earned his high school degree from South Lakes High School.
After high school, he joined James Madison University to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.
Once he completed his undergraduate, he enrolled in the American University Washington College of Law and earned his Doctor of Law degree.
Shaub started his career as a staff attorney working for the US Department of Veterans Affairs in 1997.
He worked here only for a year before moving to serve in the US Department of Health and Human Services. He worked for the Services for a year and moved back to the Veterans Affairs for a year.
He finally left the Veterans Affairs to join the US Department of Ethics. He served the Ethics Department for a year as a staff attorney but left to work in Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux& Roth.
He worked for the law firm and even for the Presidential Working Group before returning to the Department of Ethics as a supervisory attorney.
He then got promoted as deputy general counsel and finally made his way to the director. During this time, he worked under two former Presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Though his time under the Obama Presidential ship went smoothly, it was hard during the Trump ones.
Because of his dissatisfaction and conflict with the Trump government, Shaub ended his eleven-year career in the Department of Ethics.
After taking his leave, he joined Campaign Legal Center as senior director of ethics and worked there for one year and three months.
However, he left the Center in 2018 to join Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) as a senior advisor.
The Virginia native has been serving in the CREW ever since then and has been actively working towards maintaining ethics within politics.
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