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George E. Reedy

AKA George Edward Reedy

Born: 5-Aug-1917
Birthplace: East Chicago, IN
Died: 21-Mar-1999
Location of death: Milwaukee, WI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Author, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: LBJ's press secretary

Military service: US Army

Regarding his boss, LBJ:

"He may have been a son of a bitch. But he was a colossal son of a bitch."

Wife: Lillian Greenwald (m. 1948, d. May-1984)
Wife: Ruth Wissman (m. 1988)
Son: Michael (by Lillian)
Son: William (by Lillian)

    High School: Senn High School, Chicago, IL
    University: BA, University of Chicago (1938)
    Administrator: Marquette University (1972-77)
    Professor: Marquette University (1977-90)
    Professor: Marquette University (Professor Emeritus, 1991-96)

    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    White House Press Secretary 1964-65
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Obesity

Author of books:
The Twilight of the Presidency: An Examination of Power and Isolation in the White House (1970)
The Presidency in Flux (1973)
Lyndon B. Johnson: A Memoir (1982)
The U.S. Senate: Paralysis, or a Search for Consensus? (1986)
From the Ward to the White House: The Irish in American Politics (1991)


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