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Brady, James Scott

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators

1940 – Born on August 29th in Centralia, Illinois. American administrator.

1961 – Married to Sue Beth.

1962 – Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

         – Brady began a career in public service that eventually led him to the White House.

1973 – Married to Sarah Brady, an anti-gun activist.

         – Served as special assistant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, James T. Lynn.

1975 – Served as special assistant to the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

1976 – Served as an assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.

1981 – President Ronald Reagan appointed Brady as his Press Secretary on January 20th.

         – Appreciation of his dedicated service was made evident when the White House press briefing room was named in his honor.

         – Brady was shot in the head by John Hinkley Jr during a failed assassination attempt on President Reagan.

1987 – James S. Brady gave Horses in California, Inc. permission to use his name in a program helping disabled Bay Area youngsters to gain strength, courage and self-esteem through the care and riding of horses.

         – His legacy continues to grow with each student that is helped by the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program.

1996 – Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.