The Day the President Was Shot: The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-Be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Bill O'Reilly

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KEY PLAYERS

Reagan Administration (partial list)

George H. W. Bush: Ronald Reagan’s vice president, later the forty-first president of the United States, 1989–1993

Alexander Haig: secretary of state

Ronald Reagan: fortieth president of the United States, 1981–1989

Casper Weinberger: secretary of defense

George HW Bush

George HW Bush

Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig

Casper Weinberger

Casper Weinberger

Executive Office of the President

Richard Allen: national security adviser

James Baker III: chief of staff

James Brady: press secretary

Michael Deaver: deputy chief of staff

Edwin Meese III: counselor to the president

Larry Speakes: deputy press secretary

James Baker III

James Baker III

Michael Deaver

Michael Deaver

Edwin Meese

Edwin Meese

Secret Service (White House Detail)

Tim McCarthy: Secret Service agent

George Opfer: head of the first lady’s protective detail

Jerry Parr: head of the Presidential Protective Division

Others

Benjamin Aaron: surgeon who removed the bullet from Ronald Reagan’s lung

Leonid Brezhnev: leader of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982

Jimmy Carter: thirty-ninth president of the United States, 1977–1981

Thomas Delahanty: D.C. police officer

Gerald Ford: thirty-eighth president of the United States, 1974–1977

Jodie Foster: actress who starred in Taxi Driver

Joseph Giordano: surgeon, head of the trauma unit at George Washington University Hospital

John Warnock Hinckley Jr.: loner, wanderer, failed assassin

Richard Nixon: thirty-seventh president of the United States, the only one to resign from office, 1969–1974

Nancy Davis Reagan: Ronald Reagan’s second wife

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

John Warnock Hinckley Jr.

John Warnock Hinckley Jr.

Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon