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Nicholas F. Brady (1988–1989) - Secretary of the Treasury

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Nicholas Frederick Brady was born in New York City on April 11, 1930. He received his B.A. from Yale University (1952) and his M.B.A. from Harvard University (1954).Brady was chairman of the board of Dillon, Read and Company Inc., and a director of the NCR Corporation, the MITRE Corporation, and the H.J. Heinz Company. He also served briefly in the U.S. Senate (1982). During the Reagan administration, he worked on the President's Commission on Strategic Forces (1983), the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (1983), the Commission on Security and Economic Assistance (1983), the President's Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries (1984), and the Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (1985). Brady served as secretary of the treasury in the presidential administrations of both Ronald Reagan (1988-1988) and George H.W. Bush (1989-1993).

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Lou Cannon

Mr. Cannon is the author of nine books, five of them on Ronald Reagan, and has been called Reagan’s definitive biographer. As a journalist, he covered the Reagan presidency for The Washington Post and the Reagan governorship of California for the San Jose Mercury-News. His books on Reagan include:

Reagan’s Disciple: George W. Bush’s Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy (Co-authored with Carl M. Cannon, PublicAffairs, 2008)

Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power (PublicAffairs, 2003)

Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio (PublicAffairs, 2001)

President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime (Simon and Schuster 1991, PublicAffairs, 2000)

Reagan (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1982)