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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen a Hoosier to be his White House chief of staff.

Biden has selected Ron Klain, a North Central High School of Indianapolis graduate. After high school, he went to Georgetown University and then Harvard Law School after that.

In a tweet, Biden says “Klain’s deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff.”

“It’s the honor of a lifetime to serve President-elect Biden in this role, and I am humbled by his confidence,” Klain said in a statement. “I look forward to helping him and the Vice President-elect assemble a talented and diverse team to work in the White House, as we tackle their ambitious agenda for change, and seek to heal the divides in our country.”

One of Klain’s first jobs after graduating from Harvard was as an advisor to Biden while he was still a senator from Delaware in the 1980s. He was also chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the Clinton administration as well as serving as a legal advisor to former President Barack Obama.