- The Washington Times - Monday, September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — A close associate says Jody Powell, who was White House press secretary during Jimmy Carter’s presidency, has died.

Powell, a Georgia native known for his deep Southern drawl, worked on Carter’s presidential campaign in 1976 and served as the Carter’s spokesman between 1977 and 1981. The cause of death was not immediately known.

After leaving the White House, Powell became one of the founders of the Powell Tate public relations firm in Washington.

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