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Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford
Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford

Jerry Warren was the top editor of the San Diego Union, and Union-Tribune after a merger, for a combined 20 years. But before that, it was he who faced journalists as the White House's deputy press secretary during the Richard Nixon presidency. Indeed, Warren often handled the highly contentious morning press conferences in the wake of the Watergate scandal. "How can you describe that empty feeling in your stomach that keeps gnawing away at you?" he said of the press conferences in a 1974 Los Angeles Times interview. Warren, 84, who was able to build a respected newspaper career after that time and later turned to studying spiritual matters, died Friday at a hospital...

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