A Friend in the White House

Michael Reagan drops a name and imperils a job

Michael Reagan embodies the entrepreneurial vitality that the new Administration reveres. He has sold clothing, boats and food. He has dabbled in gold mines and gasohol equipment. He asked to join his father's former radio syndication service and he tested the waters in politics. Last December the President's adopted son, 36, signed on as a vice president for marketing at Dana Ingalls Profile, Inc., of Burbank, Calif., a 35-employee aerospace supplier. Last week he said angrily he would abandon that career, after being criticized for using his father's name to seek defense contracts.


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