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Did You Know?

He was the oldest person elected president, and survived an assassination attempt shortly after he became President.
He was the first Hollywood actor to be elected president.
He appointed the first woman to the supreme court, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
He sent United States soldiers into Grenada and commanded soldiers out of Lebanon.


Ronald Reagan
(February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Nancy Reagan, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Nancy Davis
Other Marriages: Jane Wyman
Number of Children: 4
Education Level: College
School Attended: Eureka College
Religion: Presbyterian
Profession: Military, Radio Announcer, Actor
Military Service: Captain - Army

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989
Presidency Number: 40
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd term
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): George Bush
Governor of a State: California (1967-1975)
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Ronald Reagan Birthplace
Gravesite: Ronald Reagan Library and Museum
Museum: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
Home: Reagan Ranch
Library: Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Ronald Reagan Library - Simi Valley, CA, 800-410-8354
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Ronald Reagan Life Portrait: From Ronald Reagan ranch - Santa Barbara, CA
 Guests included: Lou Cannon, author, Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime; John Barletta, retired Secret Service agent for President Reagan; Marc Short, executive director, Young America's Foundation (owners of Reagan ranch) Watch | Order Videotape
1964 Reagan support speech for Sen. Barry Goldwater Watch

Reagan's birthplace Watch

  William Buckley on his friendship with Reagan Watch

Edmund Morris, author, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan Watch
Reagan at the Berlin Wall Watch

Former Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick on Reagan and foreign policy Watch

  Panel discussion on Reagan and Congress Watch

Sen. Barbara Boxer on Reagan administration Watch

  Former Attorney General Edwin Meese on Reagan Watch

Reagan's farewell address to the nation Watch
Tour of Ronald Reagan Library with Nancy Reagan Watch

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