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Larry Speakes dies at 74

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by alysia
Larry Speakes in 1959 when he was an assistant editor at The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Ed Meek

Larry Speakes in 1959 when he was an assistant editor at The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Ed Meek

Larry Speakes, a native of Merigold and Ole Miss graduate who later served as press secretary for President Ronald Reagan (1981 to 1987), died early Friday morning, Jan. 10, at his home in Cleveland.

Read reports of his passing at HottyToddy.com and nytimes.com.