Written prior to Michael Deaver’s death in 2007.Michael Deaver – our alumni who’s been on the cover of Time, wrote several books including one about “Nancy” and is listed in Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia.
Michael Deaver – our alumni who’s been on the cover of Time, wrote several books including one about “Nancy” and is listed in Wikipedia – the free encyclopedia
“The Troika” (from left to right) Chief of Staff James Baker III, Counsellor to the President Ed Meese, Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deaver at the White House. 12/2/81.
Michael Keith Deaver born April 11, 1938 in Bakersfield, California, was a member of President Ronald Reagan’s White House staff serving as Deputy White House Chief of Staff under James Baker III and Donald Regan from January 1981 until May 1985.
While serving on President Reagan’s staff Deaver along with Chief of Staff James Baker and Counsellor to the President Ed Meese were known as “The Troika” by some observers of the White House due to their influence over policy and over all direction the administration took while they served on the White House staff.
Deaver as Deputy White House Chief of Staff worked primarily on media management forming how the public perceived President Reagan some times by engineering press events so that the White House set the networks’ agenda for covering the president.
Deaver resigned from the White House staff in May 1985 under investigation, he would later be convicted of perjury and fined $100,000.[]. Shortly after his White House resignation he formed Michael K. Deaver, Inc. and became an influential lobbyist.
Deaver has written Behind the Scenes (co-written with Mickey Herskowitz) and Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan with a foreward by Nancy Reagan.
He now works for the Washington office of Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations firm.