February 21, 2019

James Brady, Wounded Press Secretary Under Reagan, Dies

James BradyJames Brady, Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary has died at the age of 73.

Brady was badly wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, and became permanently disabled.

Brady and his wife became anti-gun advocates, and in 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act into law.

The James S. Brady briefing room at the White House is named for the former press secretary.


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