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Meese: life with Reagan and after
Reagan's policy counselor, AG lauds late president's principles of leadership
Reid Buckley (left), founder of the Buckley School of Public Speaking, stands outside the Robert Mills Courthouse with his college buddy and later U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III.
March 30, 1981, 2:27 p.m. Many Americans who were alive at the time will likely remember where they were that day 30 years ago. President Ronald Wilson Reagan had been shot by John Hinckley Jr. Three other people -- a Secret Service agent; a Washington, D.C., police officer; and Reagan’s press secretary, James Brady -- were injured. All four would survive, including President Reagan, becoming the first serving president to survive an assassination attempt.