Larry Speakes

Former press secretary Mike McCurry (R) laughs with other former press secretaries Pierre Salinger ( L), Larry Speakes (2nd R) and Jerald Horst (2nd L) prior to President Bill Clinton dedicating the White House press briefing room to former Press Secretary James Brady on Feb. 11, 2000. (credit: STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Reagan Press Secretary Larry Speakes Dies

Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died Friday in his native Mississippi. He was 74.