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In some countries, a Senior Advisor is an appointed position by the Head of State to advise on the highest levels of national and government policy. Sometimes a junior position to this is called a National Policy Advisor. In some instances, these advisors form a Council of State or a State Council.
Senior Advisor also is a title for senior civil servants in several countries, and is also used in organisations.
The President of the Republic of China can appoint Senior Advisors to the Office of the President of the Republic of China (中華民國總統府資政) and National Policy Advisors to the Office of the President of the Republic of China (中華民國總統府國策顧問), but they do not form a council. 
In the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the title has been used in two different capacities:
Numerous examples of the position also exist throughout the Executive Departments and in the branch's independent agencies. For example, the FDA includes a position called the Senior Advisor for Science. The Department of the Interior includes, for example, a Senior Advisor for Alaskan Affairs.
|No.||Picture||Name||State of residence||Took office||Left office||President(s) served under|
|1||Karl Rove||Texas||January 21, 2001||August 31, 2007||George W. Bush|
|2||Barry Steven Jackson||Ohio||February 15, 2005||January 21, 2009|
|3||David Axelrod||Illinois||January 20, 2009||January 10, 2011||Barack Obama|
|Pete Rouse||South Dakota||October 1, 2010|