White House releases state dinner guest list

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009; 6:11 PM

The White House has released the list of expected guests for tonight's state dinner. The highlights: Gayle King! Sanjay Gupta! Steven Spielberg! David Geffen! And the list goes on. Here's who else will sup on the White House veggie garden's spoils while you're picking up your Tuesday night takeout: The President First Lady Michelle Obama Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, India Ms. Gursharan Kaur The Honorable (Rep) Gary Ackerman, United States Representative Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal (Guest) His Excellency Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Mr. Mukesh D Ambani Mr. Tim Dutta (Spouse of Ms. Pia Awal) The Honorable (Mr.) David Axelrod, White House Communications Mrs. Susan Axelrod Ms. Preeta Bansal, OMB - General Counsel The Honorable (Ms.) Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council Mr. Marland E. Buckner The Honorable (Rep.) Howard Berman, United States Representative (D/California) Mrs. Jane Berman, Spouse of United States Representative (D/California) Mr. Om Prakash Bhatt Mr. Hunter Biden Mrs. Kathleen Biden The Honorable (Vice President) Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States Dr. Jill Biden Mr. Robert O Blake, Jr., Assistant Sec for South and Central Asian Affairs, State Department Mrs. Sofia Blake Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York, NY Ms. Diana Taylor The Honorable (Mr.) John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Council Mrs. Katherine Brennan The Honorable (Ms.) Lisa Brown, Office of Staff Secretary Mr. Kevin Cullen Mr. Donald Browne Ms. Maria Junqera The Honorable (Ms.) Carol Browner, Energy and Climate Change The Honorable (Mr.) Tom Downey Mr. William Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State Ms. Lisa Carty General James E Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mrs. Sandee Cartwright The Honorable (Senator) Bob Casey, United States Senator (D/Pennsylvania) Mrs. Terese Casey, United States Senate Spouse (D/Pennsylvania) Many, many more, after the jump... Mr. Rajiv Chandrasekaran Mrs. Julie Chandrasekaran Mr. I.S. Chaturvedi, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Senator Satveer Chaudhry, State Senator Colonel Ravi Chaudhry (Guest) Ms. Rohini Chopra Mr. Deepak Chopra Mrs. Rita Chopra The Honorable (Secretary) Steven Chu, Secretary of the Department of Energy Mrs. Jean Chu The Honorable (Secretary) Hillary R. Clinton, Secretary of State The Honorable (Rep.) James E. Clyburn, United States Representative (D/South Carolina) Mrs. Emily Clyburn The Honorable (Senator) Kent Conrad, United States Senator (D/North Dakota) Ms. Lucy Calutti, United States Senate Spouse (D/North Dakota) Mr. David Cote Ms. Katie Couric Mr. Brooks L Perlin Mr. Greg Craig, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President Mrs. Margaret D Craig Mrs. Paula Crown Mr. Jim Crown The Honorable (Rep.) Elijah Cummings, United States Representative (D/Maryland) Mrs. Maya Rockeymoore Senator Swati Dandekar, State Senator Mr. Arvind Dandekar Mr. Rajesh De, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice Nancy Ann DeParle, Office of Health Reform Mr. Jason P DeParle Ms. Bhairavi Desai Javaid Tariq Dr. Vishakha N. Desai Robert Oxman The Honorable (Senator) Chris Dodd, United States Senator (D/Connecticut) Mrs. Jackie Clegg Dodd Mr. John Doerr The Honorable (Mr.) Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President, Deputy National Security Advisor, NSC Ms. Cathy Russell The Honorable Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director Mr. Bob Bauer Mr. Ari Emanuel Mrs. Sarah Emanuel The Honorable (Mr.) Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff to the President Ms. Amy Rule The Honorable (Mr.) Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting Ms. Sarah Feinberg, Office of the Chief of Staff The Honorable (Mayor) Adrian Fenty, Mayor of the District of Columbia Mrs. Michelle Fenty Ms. Michelle Flournoy Mr. Thomas Friedman Mrs. Ann Friedman The Honorable (Mr.) Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, NSC Dr. Ashok S Ganguly The Honorable (Mr.) Patrick Gaspard, Office of Political Affairs Mrs. Raina Washington The Honorable Robert Gates Ms. Charlene Gaynor Mr. Richard Heiss Mr. David Geffen Mr. Jeremy Lingvall The Honorable (Secretary) Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury Ms. Carole Sonnenfeld The Honorable (Mr.) Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary Mr. Anish Goel, Acting Senior Director, South Asia Affairs, NSC Mr. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan Mr. Mark Gorenberg Ms. Wendy Wanderman Mr. John Gorman Mrs. Tamra Gorman Representative Jay Goyal, State Representative Kiran Goyal Representative Raj Goyle, State Representative Mrs. Monica Arora The Honorable (Governor) Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan (D) Mr. Daniel Mulhern, First Gentleman of Michigan Mr. Earl G. Graves Mrs. Barbara Graves Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta Mr. Arvind Gupta Mr. Raj Gupta Mr. Rajat Gupta Mrs. Anita M Gupta Dr. Sanjay Gupta Mrs. Rebecca Olson Gupta Mr. Lee Hamilton Mrs. Nancy Hamilton The Honorable (Ms.) Kamala Harris Ms. Maya Harris Mr. Kamil Hassan Mrs. Talat Hassan Mr. George Haywood Mrs. Cheryl J Haywood The Honorable Fred Hochberg, Export-Import Bank Thomas P Healy The Honorable (Rep.) Paul Hodes, United States Representative (D/New Hampshire) Mrs. Margaret Hodes The Honorable (Attorney General) Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, Department of Justice Dr. Sharon Malone, MD Dr. John P. Holdren Dr. Cheryl E Holdren The Honorable (Rep.) Eleanor Holmes-Norton, United States of Representative (D/DC) Mr. John Norton Mr. Robert D Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, State Department Ms. Camille Massey The Honorable (Rep) Steny Hoyer, United States Representative (D/Maryland) Ms. Kathleen May Mr. Chris Hughes Mr. Sean S Eldridge Mr. Jeff Immelt The Honorable (Senator) Daniel Inouye, United States Senator (D/Hawaii) Ms. Irene Hirano, United States Senate Spouse (D/Hawaii) Mrs. Deepa Iyer Mr. Parag Khandhar Mr. Vasudeva Iyer The Honorable (Administrator) Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Mr. Kenneth Jackson The Honorable (Ms.) Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor The Honorable (Governor) Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana Mrs. Supriya Jindal, First Lady of Louisiana The Honorable (General) James Jones, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor Mrs. Diane Jones Mrs. Ann Jordan Mr. Vernon Jordan Mr. Anil Kakani Mr. Farooq Kathwari Mrs. Farida Kathwari Mr. Neal Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General Mr. Jeffrey Katzenberg Mrs. Marilyn Katzenberg Ms. Maneesha Kelkar, Manavi Vinay Vaishampayan The Honorable (Senator) John Kerry, United States Senator (D/Massachusetts) Dr. Harish Khare, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Indian Delegation The Honorable (Mr.) Bradley Kiley, Office of Management and Administration Mr. James Coley, Jr. Ms. Gayle King The Honorable (Ambassador) Ron Kirk, USTR Mrs. Matrice Ellis-Kirk The Honorable (Mr.) Ronald Klain, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Office of the Vice President Mrs. Chanda D Kochhar His Excellency S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Ms. Gaitri Kumar, Joint Secretary (Americas), Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Mr. Vivek Kundra Mrs. Jhumpa Lahiri Mr. Alberto Vourvoulias Mr. Marc Lasry Cathy Lasry Mr. Jacob Lew, Deputy Secretary, Department of State The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce Mrs. Mona Locke The Honorable (Mr.) Christopher Lu, Cabinet Affairs Ms. Kathryn Thomson The Honorable (Senator) Richard Lugar, United States Senator (R/Indiana) Mrs. Char Lugar, United States Senate Spouse (R/Indiana) Mr. Michael Lynton Ms. Elizabeth Jamie Alter Mr. Surinder Malhotra The Honorable (Chief of Protocol) Capricia Marshall The Honorable (Ms.) Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House Office of Scheduling Mr. Brian Mathis Mrs. Tracey Kemble Ms. Kiran Mazumda-Shaw The Honorable (Senator) Claire McCaskill, United States Senator (D/Missouri) Mr. Joseph Shepard, United States Senate Spouse The Honorable (Rep) Jim McDermott, United States Representative (D/Washington) Mrs. Therese Marie Hansen Mr. Zarin Mehta Ms. Carmen Lasky The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Messina, Office of Chief of Staff Mr. Judd Miner Mrs. Linda Miner Mr. Newt Minow Mrs. Josephine Minow Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal Kalpen Modi, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mrs. Deborah Mullen The Honorable (Secretary) Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security His Excellency M.K. Narayanan, National Security Adviser of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Mr. Shantanu Narayen Mrs. Reni Narayen Mr. Raju Narisetti Durga Raghunath Mr. Martin Nesbitt Ms. Anita Blanchard Mr. Konrad Ng Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng Ms. Indra Nooyi The Honorable (Rep) David Obey, United States Representative (D/Wisconsin) Mrs. Joan Obey The Honorable (Mr.) Peter Orszag, Director, Office of Management Budget Mr. Jim Owens Ms. Katie Owens Mr. Deepak Parekh Mr. Eboo Patel Ms. Shehnez Mansuri The Honorable (Governor) Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts (D) Mrs. Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts The Honorable (Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, United States Representative (D/California) and Speaker of the House Mr. Paul Pelosi Mr. Dan Pfeiffer, White House Office of Communications Mr. Sam Pitroda Mrs. Anjana Pitroda General Colin Powell Ms. Alma Powell Dr. Rachakonda D Prabhu Dr. Lata Shete Prabhu Mrs. Penny Pritzker Dr. Brian Traubert Ms. Kavita Ramdas Her Excellency Nirupama Rao, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Ms. Preetha Reddy The Honorable (Governor) Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania (D) The Honorable (Judge) Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania Mr. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting The Honorable (Ambassador) Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Ian Cameron The Honorable (Governor) Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico (D) Mrs. Barbara Richardson, First Lady of New Mexico Ms. Robin Roberts Mrs. Marian Robinson Ambassador Timothy Roemer, US Ambassador to India Mrs. Mary Johnston Ms. Desiree Rogers, Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary Mr. John Rogers The Honorable (Dr.) Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers Mr. Dennis Ross, NSC The Honorable (Rep) Edward Randall Royce, United States Representative Marie Therese Royce Mr. Michael Sacks Mrs. Cari Sacks The Honorable (Rep.) Linda Sanchez, United States Representative (D/California) Mr. James Sullivan, Guest of Then Honorable Linda Sanchez Mr. Pankaj Saran, Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation His Excellency Shyam Saran, Special Envoy to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Indian Delegation Mr. Jaideep Sarkar, Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Mr. Parag Saxena The Honorable (Rep.) Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative (D/Illinois) Mr. Robert Creamer The Honorable (Mr.) Phil Schiliro, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Mrs. Jody Schiliro Ms. Annetta Seecharran Seema Agnani Mr. Stuart Seldowitz, Acting Director for South Asia, NSC Dr. Amartya Sen Ms. Emma Georgina Rothschild Under Secretary Rajiv J Shah, Under Secretary for Research, Education Economics, Department of Agriculture The Honorable Sonal Shah, Deputy Assist to the President, Director Office of SICP, Domestic Policy Council Mr. Vinod Shah Her Excellency Meera SHANKAR, Ambassador, India The Honorable Susan Sher, Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff to the First Lady The Honorable (Mr.) Neil Cohen Mr. M. Night Shyamalan Mrs. Bhavna Shyamalan Ms. Amrit Singh Mr. Analjit Singh Mr. Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of India, Indian Delegation Mr. Balvinder Singh Mr. Mohinder Singh Mr. Lakhwinder Singh Mrs. Sukhbir Kaur Ms. Upinder Singh Mr. Steven Spielberg Mr. Sri Srinivasan Ms. Carla Garrett Ms. Srinija Srinivasan The Honorable (Mr.) Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State Ms. Sherburne Bradstreet Mrs. Semonti Stephens, Deputy Press Secretary, Office of the First Lady Mr. Andy Stern Ms. Anna Burger Mrs. Jane Stetson Mr. Bill Stetson Honorable (Dr.) Larry Summers, Director, National Economic Council Dr. Elisa New The Honorable (Ms.) Mona Sutphen, Office of Chief of Staff Mr. Clyde Williams Mr. Ratan Tata The Honorable (Ms.) Tina Tchen, Office of Public Liaison Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally, Ambassador, Embassy of Belize Mrs. Barbara Thummalapally Mr. Jim Torrey Ms. Rose P Lynch Mr. Richard Trumka Mr. Paul H Lemmon Ms. Urvashi Vaid Ms. Kate Clinton Mr. Kirk Wagar Ms. Crystal Connor Dr. Eric E. 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