A longtime political insider working for The Republican National Committee, Mr #spicer also worked for a number of Republican Congressman as well as being a Commander in the US Naval Reserve.

Education - young Spicer

Director Spicer was born in Barrington, Rhode Island, a small harbour town (current population about 16,000) on a peninsula near the state capitol, Providence, RI. (Note, Rhode Island is the smallest US state and therefore every town is relatively near Providence.) The town has been cited as one of the best places to live in the US by Money Magazine in part for the quality of the public schools and high student test scores.

Spicer attended Connecticut College (1989-1993 BA Government), a small liberal arts school formerly an all-girls school, located in New London, CT, on the Thames River at the mouth of the river where it empties into The Atlantic.

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It was one of the three largest 19th-century whaling ports and is also the site of The US Coast Guard Academy and is close to Groton, CT, a major submarine base. The USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine, is preserved there as a museum. The Mystic Seaport wooden boat museum is also nearby.

Mr Spicer also attended the Naval War College (2009-2012) and holds a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from that school. He currently holds a commission in the US Navy Reserve and is assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff contingent in Washington.

Jobs

Spicer is currently the #white house Press Secretary - responsible for briefing the reporters who work out of The White House. Beginning in the 1990s he worked for a number of Republican Congressmen, was the communications director for the House Government Reform Committee and later for the House Budget Committee, and served in in President George W.

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Bush's administration.

In 2011 he was named communications director for the Republican National Committee where he greatly improved and enlarged the RNC’s social media involvement and in 2015 he also became chief strategist for the Republican Party.

This last December he was named White House Press Secretary and just before Christmas also became communications director for President Trump when Jason Miller resigned under a cloud (charges of adultery with a campaign staffer).

On the day after the Inauguration Spicer ripped into the White House Press Corps accusing the media of attacking the #trump Presidency from the very minute it began.

His obviously false claims were later defended by Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway with the now infamous claim that he had merely given “alternative facts,”a term which is now accepted by many as an alternative to the word "lies."

The following day Spicer held a 90-minute question and answer session with the same reporters in a much less contentious mood after, however, again insisting that the media was treating President Trump very badly.

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Mr Spicer promised the press corps that he would never intentionally lie to them as White House Press Secretary.

"I believe that we have to be honest with the American people." Spicer said "There are certain things that we may not fully understand when we come out, but our intention is never to lie to you."

He then made some dubious remarks about President Trump’s speech the previous day at the CIA.

Present home

Today Sean Spicer lives with his wife (married 2004) Rebecca Miller and their two children in Alexandria, VA - the home of The Pentagon just across the river from downtown Washington, DC.

Mrs Spicer is currently communications director for National Beer Wholesalers Association and is on the Board of the National Council for Adoption and the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army National Capital Region.

(Note: this reporter has sailed out of New London as helmsman of one of the former Academy training boats, the racing yacht Caper, a 56 foot Rhodes designed sloop, and is well acquainted with the area. New London is a typical old New England port town.)