( CNN) Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn’t been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it’s a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the relevant institutions is as American as apple pie.

Chief ushers used to be tied to the White House itself. Now, their tenures are associated with the presidents who chose them. Allegiance has changed from the office to the officeholder.

First lady Melania Trump recently announced that Timothy Harleth, who worked at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will be the next White House chief usher. He joins a select group of men, and one lady, who’ve held the job. In the past hundred years there have been 18 presidents but only eight chief ushers — Harleth will be the ninth.

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