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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