First Lady’s Press Aide Resigning for Public Relations Job

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Sheila Tate, First Lady Nancy Reagan’s press secretary, is resigning to become senior vice president in the Washington office of Burson-Marsteller, a public relations firm, the White House announced Tuesday.

Tate, 42, told reporters that she thought “four years is long enough.”

Mrs. Reagan said that she was accepting the resignation of her chief spokeswoman with “deep regret. I will always value the hard work and dedication Sheila brought to the position of press secretary.”