Announcing the President's Council on Beards

Today, President Obama announced the creation of the President's Council on Beards, a committee of volunteer citizens and officials dedicated to honoring our nation's history, and promoting men's health and wellness.

Finding inspiration from today's visit by the renowned beard enthusiasts from the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the President has pulled together an experienced, enthusiastic, and hairy team of council members to advise him on issues related to beard growth, health, and styles.

Led by chair Jay Carney, also known as "The Briefing Beard," council members include:

For more on the history of beards at the White House, watch our latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator" with Bill Allman.

Catching up With the Curator: Beards.

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