Sarah Brady (born Sarah Jane Kemp on February 6, 1942) is the wife of former White House Press Secretary James Brady. She was born to L. Stanley Kemp, a high school teacher and later FBI agent, and Frances Stufflebean Kemp, a former teacher and homemaker. She has one younger brother, Bill.
She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1964 and married Brady in Alexandria, Virginia on July 21, 1973. On December 29, 1978, their only son, James Scott Brady, Jr., was born. Her husband sustained a permanently disabling head wound during the Reagan assassination attempt which occurred on March 30, 1981.
James Brady remained as Press Secretary for the remainder of Reagan's administrations, but this was primarily a titular role.