The last president was elected to the presidency prior to 2076. Most of the information known about him comes from newspaper articles found at the Capitol Post and Boston Bugle, and second-hand information gathered from Enclave sources. A faded signature on a letter to Governor Evans of West Virginia indicates his name started with the letters "Di."
While the exact state of party politics in pre-war America is unknown, the last president's party held a majority in at least the House of Representatives, as the Speaker of the House is listed as a member of his Cabinet.
Before or during his presidency, he either joined or formed the Enclave, a secret shadow government of high ranking government officials, military officers and powerful corporate interests. In 2077, he disbanded the White House press corps and abandoned the White House, relocating to Control Station ENCLAVE roughly six months before the war.
At some point before the war, he was organizing a summit involving political and industrial leaders from the Appalachia region to discuss their success in automating local industry and businesses and how these efforts could be replicated across the nation. It is unknown where and if the summit went ahead.
While the president went into hiding, it appears that his cabinet remained in Washington, as he had a Cabinet Nuclear Alarm system set up in case of a required evacuation from a nuclear war. However, the system was tampered with, and the Speaker of the House, Attorney General, as well as the Secretaries of Commerce and Defense were removed from the list. The unnamed Secretaries of the Interior and Treasury went to the Whitespring bunker alongside Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Eckhart, while the president remained on the Enclave oil rig.
- Last presidential cabinet of the United States
- White House spokesman - Warren Eccleston
- His executive codename appears to have been Bagman, as seen in nuclear launch codes recovered from the Divide and Fort Constantine.
- After January 11, 2077, he had to downgrade his nightly dinner from prime rib to cube steak, and drink "detestable" Chateau Montrose 2043 wine due to rationing.