Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief is an ABC network sitcom created by Susan Harris, starring Patty Duke in the lead role.

The series aired from April 9 to May 21, 1985, lasting for only one season & 7 episodes. It was produced by Witt Thomas Harris Productions.


The series centered on Julia Mansfield, the first woman to ever be elected President of the United States as she balances her political & personal lives.


  • Patty Duke as President Julia Mansfield
  • Ted Bessell as First Gentleman Oliver Mansfield
  • Quinn Cummings as Lucy Mansfield
  • Ricky Paull Goldin as Doug Mansfield
  • Dick Shawn as Ivan Zolotov
  • Glynn Turman as Secretary of State, LaRue Hawkes
  • Herschel Bernardi as Helmut Luger
  • Murray Hamilton as Senator Sam Cotton
  • Richard Paul as Reverend Billy Joe Bickerstaff
  • John Vernon as General Hannibal Stryker
  • Jonna Lee as Muffin Stryker
  • Joel Brooks as Randy
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