In an unprecedented dismissal of five of the six Cabinet officials in the middle of his first term, Jackson dismissed Calhoun's allies Samuel D. Ingham, John Branch, and John M. Berrien as well as his own supporters, Secretary of State Martin Van Buren and John Eaton. However, Jackson retained Van Buren in Washington as the minister to Great Britain.
Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet included his longtime political allies Martin Van Buren, Francis Preston Blair, Amos Kendall, William B. Lewis, Andrew Donelson, John Overton, and his new attorney general Roger Brooke Taney. As newspapermen, Blair and Kendall were given particular notice by rival papers.
Blair was Kendall's successor as editor of the Jacksonian Argus of Western America, the prominent pro-New Court newspaper of Kentucky. Jackson brought Blair to Washington D.C. to counter Calhounite Duff Green, editor of The United States Telegraph, with a new paper, the Globe. Lewis had been quartermaster under Jackson during the War of 1812; Andrew Donelson was Jackson's adoptive son and private secretary; and Overton Jackson's friend and business partner since the 1790s.
The President's press, edited under his own eye, by a 'pair of deserters from the Clay party' [Kendall and Blair] and a few others, familiarly known by the appellation of the 'Kitchen Cabinet,' is made the common reservoir of all the petty slanders which find a place in the most degraded prints of the Union.Many people opposed the kitchen cabinet, feeling that they could not make decisions as good as the pro forma cabinet. Jackson wanted people who were actually living in the world, not careerists without perspective.
Ronald Reagan had a kitchen cabinet of allies and friends from California who advised him during his terms. This group of ten to twelve rich businessmen were all strong proponents of the free enterprise system. His wealthy, conservative California backers included: William French Smith, Charles Wick, auto dealer Holmes Tuttle, beer baron Joseph Coors, philanthropist Earle Jorgensen, and about six to eight others. Coors was the major funder and most active participant. He also funded many think tanks and policy institutes at about this time, including the Heritage Foundation.
USPTO Issues Trademark KITCHEN CABINET MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION to Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association for Association Services
Aug 22, 2009; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 22 -- Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, Reston, Va. has been issued the trademark KITCHEN CABINET...