Lyn Nofziger, aide to Reagan, dies at 81
Published March 28, 2006
WASHINGTON - Franklyn "Lyn" Nofziger, the rumpled and irreverent conservative who served President Ronald Reagan as press secretary and political adviser, died of cancer Monday (March 27, 2006) at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 81.
Mr. Nofziger, who joined Reagan's ranks early in the political career of the actor-turned-politician, headed the White House political office during the first year of the Reagan presidency. He quit to form a consulting firm.
Asked why he was leaving the White House, Mr. Nofziger replied, "I don't like government, it's just that simple." He denied he had quit because of his exclusion from the president's inner circle.
Mr. Nofziger was born in Bakersfield, Calif., and served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, their daughter Glenda and two grandchildren.
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