Ernest Dithers (born 1935) became the 25th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Magic in 1989.

From a pureblood wizarding family, he attended Kaaterskill Academy of Magic beginning in 1946, where he was a member of Harrison House.

As the liaison with the muggle government of the United States, he is in contact with the President of the United States on an as-needed basis.

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