Jody Powell

Jody Powell, who died Sept. 14 at 65, was the cooler of Jimmy Carter's two top young aides. (Hamilton Jordan was hotter, more passionate.) Powell was an excellent press secretary--funny, unflappable, totally devoted to the boss. He was the descendant of nine Civil War veterans and, as W.J. Cash wrote, he exemplified the breed: slouching, joking, undisciplined and brilliantly lethal.

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