Brady, James Scott
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.
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