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Ronald Ziegler

Age: 63

President Nixon's White House press secretary who loyally—and naively—defended the president to the skeptical media during the Watergate crisis. He called the break-in at Watergate a “third-rate burglary.” He's credited with coining the term “photo opportunity.”

Died: Coronado, Calif., Feb. 10, 2003

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