Ken Bacon Dead at 64

Former Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon has died.  He was only 64.

Kenneth H. Bacon, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who became chief Pentagon spokesman under President Bill Clinton, died Saturday at age 64.

Bacon had been battling melanoama, and was on leave was his job as president of Refugees International, a Washington-based group he joined in early 2001.

“Prior to working at RI, Mr. Bacon was Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs, at the U.S. Department of Defense and served as Pentagon spokesman from 1994-2001. From 1969 to 1994, he was a reporter, editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal based in Washington, DC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Journalism.”

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