Michael Keith Deaver (April 11, 1938 – August 18, 2007) 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. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Executive Office of the President ( EOP) consists of the immediate staff of the President of the United States, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting The Deputy White House Chief of Staff is officially the top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, who is the senior aide to the President of the United States. See also James Addison Baker James Addison Baker III (born April 28 1930) is a American attorney politician political Donald Thomas Regan ( December 21, 1918 &ndash June 10, 2003) was the 66th United States Secretary of the Treasury, from 1981 to 1985
Deaver was born in Bakersfield, California, the son of a Shell Oil Co. distributor. Shell Oil Company is the United States -based affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational oil company (" Oil major " of Anglo He received his bachelor's degree in political science from San Jose State College (now San Jose State University). San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system 
He worked for IBM, served in the United States Air Force, and later was executive director of the Santa Clara County Republican Party. International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Santa Clara County is a County located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U While Ronald Reagan was running for governor of California, Deaver worked as a political field representative for the California Republican Party, running several state assembly campaigns. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses The California Republican Party is the California affiliate of the national Republican Party. After being elected governor, Reagan's chief of staff recruited Deaver to the administration where he began a 30-year career working for Reagan, and building a very close friendship with him and Nancy Reagan. Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6 1921 is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential
Deaver formed his own consulting company after Reagan's term as governor, where Reagan and his upcoming presidential campaigns were among his clients. Though initially he disliked the idea of moving to Washington, D.C., he ultimately agreed and was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff under President Reagan in 1980. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D  He principally had responsibility for the president's schedule of events and speeches, and public relations.
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. The White House Chief of Staff is the highest-ranking member of the Executive Office of the President of the United States and a senior aide to the President See also James Addison Baker James Addison Baker III (born April 28 1930) is a American attorney politician political In some countries a Senior Advisor is an appointed position by the Head of State to advise on the highest levels of national and government policy Edwin "Ed" Meese III (born December 2, 1931 in Oakland California) served as the seventy-fifth Attorney General of the United Troika ( Russian: тройка meaning threesome) is a Committee consisting of three members See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence
As Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House, Michael Deaver worked primarily on media management forming how the public perceived President Reagan, sometimes by engineering press events so that the White House set the networks' agenda for covering the president. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence
Deaver resigned from the White House staff in May 1985, but reportedly continued as an unofficial and occasional advisor to President Reagan. On March 18, 1987, Deaver was convicted of perjury for congressional testimony he had submitted.  He was convicted on three of five counts of perjury stemming from statements to a congressional subcommittee and a federal grand jury investigating his lobbying activities with administration officials. Deaver blamed alcoholism (which he reportedly suffered for years after growing up with alcoholic parents) for lapses in memory and judgment. He was sentenced to three years' in prison, but the sentence was reduced to three years of probation and a fine of $100,000. Deaver was also ordered to perform 1,500 hours of public service.
Shortly after Deaver resigned from the Reagan White House, he formed Michael K. Deaver, Inc. and became an influential lobbyist. In his later years, he wrote three often acclaimed books: Behind the Scenes (co-written with Mickey Herskowitz), A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan (with a foreword by Nancy Reagan), and Nancy: A Portrait of My Years with Nancy Reagan. Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6 1921 is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential
Michael Deaver later worked as Vice Chairman, International and the head of the Washington, D. C. office of Edelman, one of the world's largest independent public relations agencies, a role he held since 1995. Edelman is a surname and may refer to Gregg Edelman (1958 -) American movie television and theatre actor Edmund D  In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2001, Deaver, sometimes accused of being an expert in media manipulation, carefully lighting the president and controlling how he looked, said, "I've always said the only thing I did is light him well," Deaver told the Los Angeles Times in 2001, "My job was filling up the space around the head. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed I didn't make Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan made me. " According to former first lady and longtime friend Nancy Reagan, Deaver's greatest skill "was in arranging what were known as good visuals — televised events or scenes that would leave a powerful symbolic image in people's minds. First Lady is a term used in the United States to describe the wife of an elected male Head of state. Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6 1921 is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and served as an influential "
Deaver died of pancreatic cancer on August 18, 2007 at age 69 at his home in Maryland. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor of the Pancreas. Each year about 37680 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition and 34290 Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and their two children, Amanda Deaver of Washington and Blair Deaver of Bend, Oregon.  In a statement, former first lady Nancy Reagan, who attended the funeral of former television actor Merv Griffin only the day before, said on the 18th, "[Deaver] was the closest of friends to both Ronnie and me in many ways, and he was like a son to Ronnie. Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin Jr ( July 6, 1925 &ndash August 12, 2007) was an American Television host and . . We met great challenges together. . . I will miss Mike terribly.