James Brady Politician

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James Scott "Jim" Brady (born August 29, 1940) is a former Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary under U.S. President Ronald Reagan. After nearly being killed and becoming permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981, Brady became an ardent supporter of gun control. Brady is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and attended St. Mary Catholic Grade School in Centralia, Illinois. In 1962, Brady graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, and was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity there. He began his career in public service as a staff member in the office of Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen. During the summer of 1962, he was an Honor Intern at the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 29th, 1940
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
August 4th, 2014 at age of 73
Places lived
Centralia , Illinois
pop. 12,787 (2013)

Family

Spouse

Education

1. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Colleges/University

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a large public research-intensive university in the US state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University, and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is designated as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activities). The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 1.16 bil. $
2010. 956 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1867
Headquarters
610 East John Street, 300 Turner Student Services Building, 61820 - Champaign, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 32,281
2010. 31,540
2009. 31,473
Postgraduates
2012. 12,239
2010. 12,322
Acceptance rate
2012. 63.3 %
2011. 67.6 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 15.3 K $
2011. 13.8 K $
2010. 13.1 K $
2009. 12.1 K $
2008. 11.7 K $
Official web page www.illinois.edu
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign connected by profession and/or age

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2. St. Mary Catholic Grade School Educational Institution

Organizations founded

1. Brady Campaign

Organization

Date funded

1974

Official web page

Lidership history

Dan Gross
2012- President

Cofounders

Headquarters

840 First Street, NE, Suite 400, 20002 - Washington, D.C., Washington

Wikiedia article

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence are affiliated American nonprofit organizations that advocate for gun control. Together, they are commonly referred to as the Brady Campaign. They are named after James "Jim" Brady, who was permanently disabled as a result of the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt of 1981, and Sarah Brady, who was a leader within the organization from 1989 until 2012. The Brady Campaign was founded in 1974 as the National Council to Control Handguns. From 1980 through 2000 it operated under the name Handgun Control, Inc.. In 2001, it was renamed the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and its sister project, the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, was renamed the Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.

Political engagements

Republican Party

Party founded

1854

Geographic scope

United States of America

Ideology

Conservatism in the United States
Social conservatism
Conservatism
Economic liberalism

Founders

Official web page

Social media

Wikipedia article

The Republican Party, also commonly called the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854, it dominated politics nationally for most of the period from 1860 to 1932. There have been 18 Republican presidents, the first being Abraham Lincoln, serving from 1861 to 1865, and the most recent being George W. Bush, serving from 2001 to 2009. The most recent Republican presidential nominee was former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 2012. The party's platform is generally based upon American conservatism, in contrast to the Democratic Party, which supports contemporary American liberalism. The Republican Party's platform of conservatism traces its roots to classical liberalism with an emphasis on its economically liberal policies in supporting free markets, limited government, and laissez-faire economics, while supporting socially conservative policies. A significant portion of the Republican base is made up of fiscal conservatives and other free market, pro-capitalism factions.

Other members

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Goverment positions 1

White House Press Secretary

1981-1989

Appointed_by

US President

Official web page

The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the United States government administration, especially with regard to the President, senior executives, and policies. The Press Secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president's administration and issues the administration's reactions to developments around the world. The Press Secretary interacts with the media, and deals with the White House press corps on a daily basis, generally in a daily press briefing.

Other position holders

1969-1974
1974-1974
1974-1977
1977-1981
1987-1989
1989-1993
1993-1994

Awards won

1996 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

Namesakes

1.Brady Campaign

Organization
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence are affiliated American nonprofit organizations that advocate for gun control. Together, they are commonly referred to as the Brady Campaign.
Founded Headquarters Official website
1974
840 First Street, NE, Suite 400, 20002 - Washington, D.C., Washington

2.James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Location
The James S. Brady Press Briefing Room is a small theater in the West Wing of the White House where the White House Press Secretary gives daily briefings to the news media and the President of the United States sometimes addresses the press and the American nation. It is located between the workspace assigned to the White House press corps and the office of the Press Secretary.
Geolocation
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