Michael Deaver worked for Ronald Reagan in the governor's office and in the White House and was known both as a clever image shaper and one of the insiders who would speak up to the boss. He later became a Washington lobbyist and in 1987 was convicted on three counts of perjury for lying to a House subcommittee and a federal grand jury about efforts to use his White House connections. More recently vice chairman of Edelman International, Deaver died in Maryland of pancreatic cancer. NYT obituary
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