Lyn Nofziger

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Lyn Nofziger has been political adviser and press secretary to Ronald Reagan intermittently since 1966. A partner in the consulting and political analysis firm of Nofziger-Bragg Communications, Nofziger is now a political and governmental consultant. He was the assistant to President Reagan for political affairs from January 1981 to January 1982, and press secretary to Reagan from June to December 1980.

He also served in various capacities on Reagan’s campaign committees, including deputy chairman for finance, press secretary, convention director and director of communications.

Described as a tough-minded, pragmatic and aggressive Republican activist, Nofziger contributed his substantial strategic and organizational skills to Reagan’s first campaign for governor of California in 1966 and to his three presidential drives in 1968, 1976, and 1980.

Prior to becoming involved in the political world, he was a reporter, editor and Washington correspondent for Copley newspapers.