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 alleged 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:||Ronald Wilson Reagan, February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||June 5, 2004, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum|
|Political party:||Republican (from 1962)|
|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|
|Vice President:||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Succeeded by:||George H. W. Bush|
|Facebook:||Ronald Reagan's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Ronald Reagan's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Ronald Reagan's Rotten Tomatoes|
|iTunes:||Ronald Reagan's iTunes|
About Ronald Reagan
40th president of the United States whose controversial economics philosophy, Reaganomics, impacted the latter part of the 20th century.
Ronald Reagan 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 of Ronald Reagan
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.
Ronald Reagan 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 of Ronald Reagan
He and Lee Marvin co-starred in his final film, 1964's The Killers.
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