Letter Accepting the Resignation of Larry M. Speakes as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary
It is with the deepest personal regret and gratitude for your service that I accept your resignation as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary.
Since our campaign in 1980, you have been a valued and trusted member of my senior staff. Under the most trying circumstances, you stepped into one of the Nation's most demanding jobs and have always been an articulate, honest and respected voice for our Administration. You are the longest serving Presidential spokesman since the respected Jim Hagerty and with nearly 2,000 briefings behind you, you have a well-deserved international reputation for coolness under pressure, for professionalism, and effectiveness at times of crisis and calm.
hard to imagine what it will be like around here without you. You will be
missed and thought of often, and I am very pleased you have agreed to my
request to be available from time to time. Please don't stray too far from a
From one ``great communicator'' to another, thanks.
Dear Mr. President:
am today submitting my resignation as Assistant to the President and Principal
Deputy Press Secretary. It has been a distinct pleasure to serve as your chief
spokesman for six years. I will leave the White House
President, you have given me the opportunity to be part of a great and
important undertaking. Your leadership has made
To you and to Mrs. Reagan, my deepest appreciation and best wishes. I shall always be a member of the Reagan team.