Ken Duberstein, then-President Ronald Reagan’s last chief of staff, has died, Axios reported Thursday.
The final chief of staff to President Reagan, and a gregarious adviser across DC and in NY boardrooms — died yesterday at 77.
Who was Kenneth Duberstein ?
Kenneth M. Duberstein was an American lobbyist who served as U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s White House Chief of Staff from 1988 to 1989. Wikipedia
Born: April 21, 1944, New York, NY
Died: March 2, 2022
Party: Republican Party
Organization founded: The Duberstein Group
Previous offices: White House Chief of Staff (1988–1989), White House Deputy Chief of Staff (1987–1988)
How did Kenneth Duberstein ?
We have no information at the moment on the cause of Kenneth Duberstein’s death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
“Tributes and condolence messages are pouring in on social media to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.
Reacting to the news of Chris Whipple wrote : Ken Duberstein passed away today, and Washington, D.C. will not see his like again. He personified all the things that used to make government work: civility, decency, bonhomie—he had a booming laugh that disarmed friend and foe alike. His best friend was Colin Powell, and they basically ran the country, and had a blast doing it, as White House chief and national security adviser to Ronald Reagan.
Ken was a master at telling Reagan hard truths. When the president was on the verge of being impeached for the Iran-Contra scandal—trading arms to Iran for hostages and diverting the proceeds to Central American guerrillas—it was Duberstein who saved him. He talked the president into delivering a nationally televised mea culpa. But that was just a warmup for an epochal 1987 speech at the Berlin Wall.
Reagan’s foreign policy advisers warned him not to say anything that might offend Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan asked his chief, “what do you think, Ken?” Duberstein replied, “You are the president. You get to decide.” Moments later, Reagan stepped up to the microphone and delivered the immortal line, more relevant today than ever: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
RIP, Ken, my friend.”
Heartbreaking news to learn of the passing of Washington icon, mentor, & friend to so very many – Ken Duberstein. The # of lives that Ken touched for the better is incalculable. His advice was always wise, sage, & heartfelt. As all who knew him understand, Ken is irreplaceable.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 3, 2022
So saddened to learn that Ken Duberstein- a friend, advisor, mentor, patriot – passed away today. Ken loved America & those who made the commitment to public service. I will miss his wisdom & humor, but always inspired by a life well lived. Prayers to his family & colleagues.
— Robert Hoffman 🇺🇦 (@Advocate4Tech) March 3, 2022
So sad to hear about the death of Ken Duberstein. When we last spoke during an interview for my book The President’s Book of Secrets, he was both forthcoming and funny—overflowing with reflections, energy, and charm. He will be missed. https://t.co/YSXhigPWcV
— David Priess (@DavidPriess) March 3, 2022
RIP Ken Duberstein. Only met him a few times but he was very helpful to me on one campaign and had the respect of everyone in this thing we do. Easy to see why Reagan chose him.
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) March 3, 2022
NOT AN OBITUARY .
What you read is a news article of someone who recently passed away and not an obituary or death notice. In most cases our source of information are social media posts or tribute posted on social media to honor the life and legacy of someone who recently passed away. We however do crosscheck and verify this information to be true before reporting them as death or obituary news.
We also leave a link to the original source of information’s that makes up our news articles , You can click on the the “Read More” or (Source) links to see the original post on social media where we gathered our information for the news article.