Saturday, August 18, 2007

Reagan's Image-Maker Dies

Michael Deaver, the man credited with shaping our enduring image of President Ronald Reagan, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

From the New York Times:

Mr. Deaver was widely known for creating photo ops that showed Reagan atop the Great Wall of China, at the cliffs of Normandy (see image) and filling sandbags to show concern after a Louisiana flood. And he played a central role in planning Reagan’s funeral in 2004; the last visual was burial as the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.
He left the White House in 1985 and formed a lobbying firm. Michael K. Deaver and Associates. But he was convicted in 1987 on three counts of perjury for lying to Congress and a grand jury about using his White House connections in his lobbying business. (NYT)

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