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Ron Nessen

Ron NessenAKA Ronald Harold Nessen

Born: 25-May-1934
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gerald Ford's press secretary

Took over as White House Press Secretary after Jerald F. ter Horst resigned in protest.

[T]he usually unflappable Ron Nessen of the Brookings Institution abruptly ended a conversation with Japan scholar Mindy Kotler by yelling, "Fuck you!" into the telephone and then slamming down the receiver. [...] Kotler acknowledged that she inadvertently accused Nessen, vice president for communication at Brookings, of working for presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. "I did not work for Nixon!" bellowed Nessen.

Wife: Johanna C. Neuman

    University: Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
    University: BA, American University, Washington, DC

    White House Press Secretary 1974-77
    Brookings Institution Vice President of Communications 1999-
    Kennedy Center Trustee Emeritus
    Peabody
    Secret Service Codename Clam Chowder

Author of books:
It Sure Looks Different from the Inside (1978)


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