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Purchase Resident Peter M. Flanigan, Nixon Aide, Dies at 90

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Investment banker, former aide to President Richard Nixon and Purchase resident Peter M. Flanigan died on Monday in Austria, according to an obituary in The New York Times.

Flanigan, born June 21, 1923, was raised in Manhattan and was Nixon's deputy campaign manager in his successful election campaign in 1968, according to the article.

Flanigan was a close aide to Nixon throughout both his terms and was nicknamed "Mr. Fixit" by "Time" magazine, the article read.

Flanigan left the administration just weeks before President Nixon resigned in Aug. 1974, but was never tied to the Watergate scandal. President Gerald Ford nominated him as ambassador to Spain under his administration, but the U.S. Senate did not vote on his appointment, according to the article.

After his political career, Flanigan served as an executive for the investment house Dillon, Read & Company, the article read.

Read the full "New York Times" obituary here.

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