James Brady

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James Scott Brady
James-Brady-August-2-2006.jpg
Brady in August 2006
15th White House Press Secretary
In office
1981–1989
Preses Ronald Reagan
Precedit bi Jody Powell
Succeedit bi Larry Speakes
Personal details
Born 29 August 1940(1940-08-29)
Centralia, Illinois
Dee'd 4 August 2014(2014-08-04) (aged 73)
Alexandria, Virginia
Naitionality American
Poleetical pairty Republican Party
Spoose(s) Sarah Brady
Alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James Scott "Jim" Brady (29 August 19404 August 2014) wis a umwhile Assistant tae the Preses an White House Press Secretar unner U.S. Preses Ronald Reagan.

Efter nearly bein killit an becomin permanently disablit as a result o an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981 causit bi John Hinckley, Brady became an ardent supporter of gun control. He wis an aa an activist for gun control.

Brady wis born in Centralia, Illinois on 29 August 1940[1]. He studit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He wis marrit tae Sarah Brady.

Thegither wi his wife, Sarah, who servit as Chair o the Brady Campaign tae Prevent Gun Violence, formerly kent as Handgun Control, Inc., co-foundit bi N.T. Pete Shields, Brady subsequently lobbit for stricter handgun control an assault wappen restrictions. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, an aa kent simply as "the Brady Bill", wis namit in his honour.

Brady deit on August 4, 2014 in Alexandria, Virginia frae unkent causes, agit 73.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Victor Cohn (23 November 1981). "James Brady and his odyssey". The Washington Post. p. A1. 
  2. Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73

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