Ray Price (speechwriter)

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Ray Price
Born Raymond Kissam Price, Jr.
(1930-05-06) May 6, 1930 (age 87)
New York City, New York
Residence New York, New York
Nationality United States
Other names Ray Price
Education Yale University, B.A., 1951
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation writer, speechwriter
Parent(s) Raymond Kissam Price(an investment banker)
Beth (Porter) Price

Raymond Kissam "Ray" Price, Jr. (born 1930) was the chief speechwriter of U.S. President Richard Nixon, working on both inaugural addressess, his resignation speech, and Gerald Ford's pardon speech.

Born in New York City, USA, he graduated from Yale University in 1951, where he was a member of the Conservative Party of the Yale Political Union and Skull and Bones.[1]:173

He wrote a retrospective on the presidency titled With Nixon (New York : Viking Press, 1977. ISBN 0-670-77672-6) and assisted Nixon in the writing of several books.

He was listed by John Dean as one person suspected to be Deep Throat.

He was president of the Economic Club of New York for 19 years.[2]


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Further reading[edit]

  • New York Times Book Review, November 20, 1977;
  • Newsweek, November 28, 1977;
  • New York Review of Books, April 6, 1978.


  1. ^ Robbins, Alexandra (2002). Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power. Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-72091-7. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Gary (2007-06-07). "A Century Of Serious Conversation". New York Sun. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 

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