Ronald Reagan

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Date of Birth February 6, 1911
Place of Birth Tampico, Illinois
Date of Death Jun 5, 2004 (93)
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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a highly influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. Reagan was raised in a low-income family in small towns of northern Illinois. He graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and worked as a radio sports commentator. After moving to California in 1937, he found work as an actor and starred in a few major productions. As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan worked to root out communist influence. In the 1950s, he moved into television and was a motivational speaker at General Electric factories. In 1964, his speech "A Time for Choosing" earned him national attention as a new conservative spokesman. Building a network of supporters, Reagan was elected governor of California in 1966.

Born: February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
Died: June 5, 2004, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party: Republican (1962–2004)
Other political affiliations: Democratic (until 1962)
Children: Maureen, Christine, Michael, Patti, Ron
Parents: Jack Reagan, Nelle Wilson
Relatives: Neil Reagan (brother)
Education: Eureka College (BA)
Occupation: Politician, trade unionist, actor, author, broadcaster
Civilian awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (1993), Congressional Gold Medal (2000), See more
Vice President: George H. W. Bush
Preceded by: Jimmy Carter
Succeeded by: George H. W. Bush
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About Ronald Reagan

40th president of the United States whose controversial economics philosophy, Reaganomics, impacted the latter part of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He was a film star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and appeared in movies such as 1939's Dark Victory, 1940's Knute Rockne, All American, and 1942's Kings Row.

Achievement

He gave a 1964 televised speech called A Time for Choosing in support of presidential contender Barry Goldwater, a speech that would be credited with jumpstarting his political career.

Family Life

He and his first wife, Academy Award-winner Jane Wyman, divorced in 1948. He married Nancy Davis in 1952. He had four biological children, Ronald Jr., Patti, Christine and Maureen, and adopted a son named Michael.

Associations

He and Lee Marvin co-starred in his final film, 1964's The Killers.

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