January 18, 2022

Research Tools: A New ProPublica Database Tracks 2,475 White House Staffers, Cabinet Members and Political Appointees Across the Government

UPDATE April 13 ProPublica Releases Updated Downloadable Dataset of Trump Town Database

UPDATE March 14 The Underlying Data Powering the Trump Town Database is Now Available Online

The Developers/Researchers of the “Trump Town” Database Write:

Today we’re making available, for the first time, an authoritative searchable database of 2,475 political appointees, including Trump’s Cabinet, staffers in the White House and senior officials within the government, along with their federal lobbying and financial records.


Trump Town is the result of a year spent filing hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests; collecting and organizing staffing lists; and compiling, sifting through and publishing thousands of financial disclosure reports.

Direct to Trump Town Database

Direct to Summary Article and Findings

Direct to How the Database Was Created

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.