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    John Kerry, other locals among attendees at State Dinner for British prime minister

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    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pose for photographers with British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, before Wednesday’s State Dinner at the White House.

    Ever wonder who gets to go to a State Dinner?

    Well, the White House puts out a list after each one, and here it is.

    Charles Dharapak/AP
    George Clooney

    The dinner Wednesday night was particularly coveted, because it featured British Prime Minister David Cameron, a major US ally.


    Among the locals we spotted on the list: Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry; Marvin Nicholson, Kerry’s former personal aide who now is the president’s trip director; Meredith DeWitt of Harvard, a top local Democratic fund-raiser, and; Matthew Barzun of Lincoln, who is heading the Obama campaign’s fund-raising.

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    Besides President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, they got to mingle with the likes of businessman Richard Branson, actor George Clooney, golfer Rory McIlroy, singer John Legend, fashion maven Anna Wintour, and Jony Ive, the Apple designer who gave the iPod, iPad, and iPhone their distinctive looks.

    Politico also reported the invitees included at least 50 “bundlers,” or enlisters of donors, for the president’s reelection committee.

    Here’s the full list of invitees, as per the White House:






    Mr. Gerald Acker, Huntington Woods, MI

    Mrs. Caryn Acker


    Mr. David Adjaye, New York, NY

    Ms. Ashley Jasmine Shaw-Scott

    Mr. Mark Alderman, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Mrs. Sue Ellen Alderman

    General John Allen, Fort Belvoir, VA

    Mrs. Katherine Allen

    The Honorable Brooke Anderson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, National Security Council

    Mr. James Salter

    Dr. Jean-Phillipe Austin, Miami, FL

    Mrs. Maggie Austin

    Mr. Alejandro Baez, Director for NATO and Western European Affairs, National Security Council

    Mrs. Linda Ann Baez

    Mr. Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, Washington, DC

    Ms. Victoria Greenwood

    Mr. Philip Barton, London, England

    Ms. Amanda Barton

    The Honorable Matthew Barzun, Louisville, KY

    Mrs. Brooke Barzun

    Mr. Tom Bernstein, New York, NY

    Mrs. Andrea Bernstein

    The Honorable John Berry, Director, Office of Personnel Management

    Mr. Curtis Yee

    Ms. Gabby Bertin, Press Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

    Mr. Hunter Biden, Washington, DC

    Mrs. Kathleen Biden

    The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States

    Dr. Jill Biden

    The Honorable Rebecca Blank, Acting Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

    Mr. Hanns Kuttner

    The Honorable Antony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President

    Ms. Evan Ryan, Assistant to the Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

    Mr. John Robinson Block, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA

    Ms. Susan Jones-Block

    Mr. Neil G. Bluhm, Chicago, IL

    Ms. Leslie Bluhm

    Mr. David Bohnett, Beverly Hills, CA

    Ms. Deborah Borda

    Mr. Hugh Bonneville, London, England

    Mrs. LuLu Williams

    Sir Richard Branson, London, England

    The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council

    Mrs. Katherine Brennan

    Mr. Wally Brewster, Jr., Chicago, IL

    Mr. Robert Satawake

    Mrs. Leilani Brown, Westbury, NY

    Mr. Stanton Brown

    Mrs. Elaine Brye, Winona, OH, Mrs. Brye wrote a letter to Mrs. Obama about being a mother of four children who serve in the military. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden’s initiative, Joining Forces, focuses on supporting members of the military and their families.

    Mr. Courtney William Brye

    The Honorable John Bryson, Secretary of Commerce

    The Honorable April Susanna Boyd, Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce

    Ms. Susan Buffett, Omaha, NE

    Mr. David Lane

    Mr. Warren Buffett, Omaha, NE

    Mrs. Astrid M. Buffett

    The Honorable William J Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

    Ms. Lisa Carty

    Mr. Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post, Washington, DC

    Mr. Nicholas Schmit IV

    The Honorable Jay Carney, Press Secretary

    Ms. Claire Shipman, Senior National Correspondent, ABC

    Mr. John Casson, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister

    Ms. Cindy Chang, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council

    Mr. Marvin D Nicholson, Special Advisor to the President and Trip Director

    The Honorable Mark Bradley Childress, Assistant to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning

    Mrs. Katherine Childress

    The Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy

    Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State

    Mr. George Clooney, Los Angeles, CA

    Mr. Bradford Collins, Langhorne, PA

    Ms. Barbara Walsh

    Mr. Garrett Copeland, Wilmington, DE

    Mrs. Tatiana Copeland

    Mr. Jim Crown, Chicago, IL

    Mrs. Paula Hannaway Crown

    Mr. John Crumpler, Durham, NC

    Mrs. Lou Crumpler

    Sir Kim Darroch, National Security Advisor, United Kingdom Government

    Mr. Benjamin Deardorf, Teacher, Lancaster, PA

    Mrs. Amy Deardorf, Teacher

    Ms. Sarah Degrandpre, DC Program Director, Youth Service Opportunities Project, Washington, DC

    Mr. Paul Shinkman

    The Honorable Nancy Ann Min DeParle, Deputy Chief of Staff

    Mr. Jason P. DeParle

    Mrs. Meredith DeWitt, Harvard, MA

    Mr. Terry DeWitt

    The Honorable John Dingell, United States Representative

    Mrs. Deborah Dingell

    The Honorable Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, National Security Advisor

    Ms. Cathy Russell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden

    Mr. Oliver Dowden, Political Adviser to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Mr. Ted Dwane, Mumford and Sons

    Ms. Isabel Soden

    Mr. Joe Echevarria, New York, NY

    Mrs. AnnaMaria Echevarria, Miami, FL

    Mr. Idris Elba, Beverly Hills, CA

    Mr. Fred Eychaner, Chicago, IL

    Mr. Joseph Falk, Miami, FL

    Mr. Mark Scott

    Ms. Catherine Fall, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

    The Honorable Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting

    Ms. Nikki Buffa, Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs

    Mr. Rajiv Kumar Fernando, Chicago, IL

    Ms. Jennifer Lynn Pelaez, New York, New York

    Mr. John Frank, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA

    Ms. Delia Jampel

    Mr. William Freeman, Nashville, TN

    Mrs. Babs Freeman

    Mr. Lou Frillman, Seattle, WA

    Mrs. Carol Frillman

    The Honorable Michael B.G. Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

    Ms. Nancy Goodman

    Mr. Anthony Gardner, Washington, DC

    Mrs. Alejandra Gardner

    The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury

    Mr. William Gelling, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, United Kingdom Government

    Mr. Stephen Gilbert, Political Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

    Mr. Timothy E. Gill, Denver, CO

    Mr. Scott C. Miller

    The Honorable Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, U.S. Department of State

    Mrs. Rachel Gordon

    Mr. Chad Griffin, Los Angeles, CA

    Mr. Jerome Fallon

    The Honorable Marc Grossman, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Ms. Mildred Patterson

    Dr. Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Dr. Michael Gutmann

    The Right Honorable William Hague, M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom Government

    The Honorable Kamala Harris, Attorney General, State of California

    Ms. Maya Harris

    Mr. Rupert Harrison, Special Advisor to the Chancellor, United Kingdom Government

    Mr. Samuel Heins, Wayzata, MN

    Ms. Stacey Mills

    The Honorable Heather A. Higginbottom, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

    Mr. Daniel Alejandro Sepulveda, Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs, U.S. Trade Representative

    Mr. Steve Hilton, Policy Director to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    Mr. Don Hinkle, Tallahassee, FL

    Ms. Mimi Graham

    Mr. Gary Hirshberg, Concord, NH

    Mrs. Margaret Hirshberg, Manchester, NH

    The Honorable Nancy D. Hogan, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel

    Mr. Peter T. Gage

    The Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice

    Dr. Sharon Malone

    Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

    Ms. April Holmes, Paralympian, Kissimmee, FL

    Ms. Estee Portnoy, Bethesda, MA

    Ms. Gwen Ifill, PBS, Arlington, VA

    Mr. Wendell Pierce, Pasadena, CA

    Sir Jony Ive, Senior Vice President, Apple, Inc.

    Mr. Tony James, New York, NY

    Mrs. Amabel Boyce James

    The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

    The Honorable Martha Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services, Annapolis, MD

    Mr. Steve Johnson

    Mr. Barry Karas, Los Angeles, CA

    Mr. Bruce Green

    The Honorable Ted Kaufman, former United States Senator

    Mrs. Lynne Kaufman

    Ms. Katty Kay, BBC World News America, Washington, DC

    Mr. Thomas Richard Carver

    Mrs. Janet Keller, Laguna Beach, CA

    Mr. Bernard Earl Schneider

    The Honorable Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State

    Ms. Elizabeth Swope

    The Honorable John Kerry, United States Senator

    Ms. Teresa Heinz Kerry

    The Honorable Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration

    Mr. James M Coley, Jr.

    Mr. Charlie Kireker, Weybridge, VT

    Mrs. Marie Kireker

    The Honorable Edward Koch, New York, NY

    Ms. Diane Mulcahy

    Mr. Orin Kramer, New York, NY

    Ms. Kerry Kennedy, Mt. Kisco, NY

    The Honorable Alan Krueger, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors, Washington, DC

    Mrs. Lisa Krueger, Princeton, NJ

    Mr. Eric Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA

    Mrs. Lori Lander

    Mr. James Lassiter, Los Angeles, CA

    Mrs. Mai Lassiter

    Ms. Debra Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks, Washington, DC

    Mr. Londell McMillan, New York, NY

    Mr. John Legend, Los Angeles, CA

    Ms. Christine Teigen

    Mrs. Suzi Levine, Seattle, WA

    Mr. Eric Levine

    The Honorable Jacob Lew, Chief of Staff

    Dr. Ruth Schwartz

    Mr. Chuck Lewis, Evanston, IL

    Ms. Penny Sebring

    Ms. Denise Rosemarie Lewis, Olympian, Buckinghamshire, England

    Mr. Damian Lewis, London, England

    Ms. Helen McCrory

    Mr. Joe Liemandt, Austin, TX

    Mrs. Andra Liemandt

    Mr. Ed David Llewellyn, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

    Mr. Ben Lovett, Mumford and Sons

    Ms. Jemima Janey

    The Honorable Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

    Ms. Katie Thomson

    Mr. Jonathan Luff, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Cameron, London, England

    The Honorable Richard Lugar, United States Senator

    Mrs. Charlene Lugar

    General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan, National Security Council

    The Honorable Jane Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    Mr. James MacGilvray, West Islip, NY

    Mrs. Janet MacGilvray

    Mr. Laurence Mann, Political Private Secretary to Prime Minister Cameron

    The Honorable Capricia Penavic Marshall, United States Chief of Protocol

    Dr. Robert Marshall

    Mr. Winston Marshall, Mumford and Sons

    Ms. Susan Cooney

    The Honorable Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

    The Honorable Danielle Crutchfield, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling and Advance

    Mr. Terry McAuliffe, McLean, VA

    Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe

    The Honorable Claire McCaskill, United States Senator

    Mr. Joseph Shepard

    The Honorable Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

    Mrs. Karin McDonough

    Ms. Elizabeth Lee McGovern, London, England

    Mr. Simon Adam Curtis

    Mr. Rory McIlroy, Professional Golfer, Dublin, Ireland

    Mr. Conor Ridge

    The Honorable Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

    Mrs. Carole Miller

    Mr. Marcus Mumford, Mumford and Sons

    Ms. Carey Mulligan

    The Honorable Cecilia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director, Domestic Policy Council

    Mr. Amit A. Pandya

    Mr. James Murray, Keene, VA

    Mrs. Bruce Randolph Murray

    The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

    Dr. Leonard Napolitano

    Mr. Martin Hughes Nesbitt, Chicago, IL

    Ms. Anita Kay Blanchard

    Ms. Susan Ness, Bethesda, MD

    Mr. Lawrence Schneider

    The Honorable Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Department of State

    Ms. Virginia Moseley, Senior Producer, ABC

    Mr. Craig Stewart Oliver, Director of Communications, United Kingdom Government

    The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor, State of Maryland

    The Honorable Katie O’Malley

    Mr. George Gideon Osborne, M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom Government

    The Honorable Maria Otero, Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State

    Mr. Joe Eldridge

    Mr. Michael Monroe Parham, Seattle, WA

    Ms. Hyeok Kim

    Mrs. Carol Pensky, Washington, DC

    Mr. David Pensky

    Mr. Dana Matthew Perlman, Los Angeles, CA

    Mr. Hugh Kinsellagh

    The Honorable Thomas John Perrelli, Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice

    Ms. Kristine Joy Lucius

    Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor Recipient

    Mrs. Ashley Petry

    The Honorable Dan Pfeiffer, Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

    The Honorable David Plouffe, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

    Ms. Olivia Morgan

    Mr. John Prendergast, Washington, DC

    Mr. Mike Ramos, Chapel Hill, NC

    Mrs. Joelle Ramos

    The Honorable Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy NSA for Strategic Com and Speechwriting, National Security Council

    Ms. Ann Norris

    The Honorable Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations

    Mr. Ian Cameron

    Mrs. Ellen Richman, Greenwich, CT

    Mr. Richard Richman

    Mr. Ivan Rogers, Adviser on Europe and Global Issues to Prime Minister Cameron

    Lady Ruth Rogers, London, England

    Mr. Roo Rogers

    Mrs. Ginni Rometty, Armonk, NY

    Mr. Mark Rometty, Bonita Spring, FL

    Mr. Charlie Rose, Jr., Host, Executive Editor and Executive Producer, PBS, New York, NY

    Ms. Amanda Burden

    Ms. Hilary Rosen, Washington, DC

    Mr. John Kelly, Kirkland, WA

    Mr. Simon Rosenberg, President and Founder, New Democratic Network, Washington, DC

    Ms. Caitlin Durkovich

    Dr. Robert Rosenwasser, Chairman of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Villanova, PA

    Dr. Deborah August

    The Honorable Pete Rouse, Senior Advisor

    Ms. Courtney M. Chapin, White House Liaison, National Endowment for the Humanities

    Mrs. Virginia Rustique-Petteni, Washington, DC

    Mr. Nick Booth, CEO, The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, London, England

    The Honorable Kenneth Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

    The Honorable David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

    The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

    Mrs. Maureen M. Scalia

    The Honorable Charles Schumer, United States Senator

    Ms. Iris Weinshall

    Mr. John Scully, San Francisco, CA

    Mrs. Regina Scully

    The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Mr. Ned Sebelius

    The Honorable Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development

    Mrs. Shivam Mallick Shah

    Ms. Diana Shaw Clark, Washington, DC

    Mr. Simon Clark

    Mr. Jeff Shell, Chairman, NBCUniversal International, London, England

    Mrs. Laura Shell

    The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State

    Mr. Bruce Stokes

    Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

    Dr. Jeffrey Randall

    The Honorable Mark Leonard Shurtleff, Attorney General, State of Utah

    Mrs. M’Liss Shurtleff

    Ms. Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Chief of Staff for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group, New York, NY

    Mr. Francisco Lopes Borges, Farmington, CT

    Mr. Jay Snyder, New York, NY

    Mrs. Tracy Snyder

    The Honorable Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

    Ms. Rebecca Zapanta

    Ms. Isabel Spearman, Chief of Staff to Mrs. Samantha Cameron

    The Honorable Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council Director

    Ms. Allison Abner

    Mr. Andrew Sullivan, The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, Washington, DC

    Mr. Aaron Tone

    Ambassador Louis Susman, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

    Mrs. Marjorie Susman

    Ms. Sally Susman

    Ms. Robin Canter

    Mr. Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO, Times Publishing Company, St. Petersburg, FL

    Mrs. Karyn Tash

    Mr. Stuart Taylor II, Chicago, IL

    Mrs. Evonne Taylor

    The Honorable Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady

    Ms. Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times, New York, NY

    Richard Philip McGregor, Washington, DC

    Mr. John W. Thompson, Woodside, CA

    Mrs. Sandi Thompson

    Mr. George Tsunis, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    Mrs. Olga Tsunis

    Mr. Adam Tudhope, Washington, DC

    Mr. James Turley, Scarsdale, NY

    Mrs. Lynne Turley

    Mrs. Deborah Wais, Chicago, IL

    Mr. Marshall Wais

    Ms. Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, East Hampton, NY

    Ms. Louise Anne Rogers, Washington, DC

    Mr. Harvey Weinstein, New York, NY

    Ms. Georgina Chapman, Washington, DC

    Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the United States

    Lady Susan Nemazee Westmacott

    Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Cheryl Whitaker

    Mr. Simon Wilson, Chevy Chase, MD

    Mrs. Irmgard Wilson, Washington, DC

    Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Commander, USNORTHCOM

    Mrs. Mary A. Winnefeld

    Ms. Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Magazine, New York, NY

    Mr. Shelby Bryan

    Mr. Richard Wolffe, Washington, DC

    Dr. Paula Cuello

    The Honorable Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury

    Ms. Nicole Elkon

    Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget

    Mrs. Mary M. Zients

    Glen Johnson can be reached at johnson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.