Ronald Wilson Raegan or unanimously called Ronald Raegan was born on 6 February 1911 in Los Angeles. He was the thirty third Governor of the state of California and fortieth president of the United States.
Raegan was not only a politician but also a great actor of his times. He was the oldest elected President for 69 years and 349 days and also the most long lived after Gerald Ford. In his 40th year he joined the Party democratic after having a reputable film career. Later he joined the Republicans in his 60th Year. Ronald Reagan started his political career as a Democrat, assisting Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal. He steadily became an icon socially and politically. He ventured upon the direction that led him to a political life during his period as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
His service in the General Electric company improved his political image; he moved widely as a spokesman, and was adored for his anti-Communist speeches. His nationally televised speech “A Time for Choosing” excited the conservatives.
Ronald Reagan was famous as a conservative, anti-communist, and favorable to tax cuts and subsidized government set ups. Reagan was also supportive of business projects and tough on crime.
Reagan‘s first official step after being the president was to terminate oil price controls, a policy created to encourage the domestic production and excavation of oil. He offered his support to anti communist insurgencies in Asia, Africa and Central Asia.
Reagan excelled his act as a president within the first 100 days was the freeing of American hostages settled in Tehran at the end of the Iran hostage crisis. His tenure was marked with peace and prosperity and the national goal of development seemed to be within the reach.
He published a book on Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation.
Reagan expired on June 5, 2004 at his home in Bel-Air and was buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
|Full Name:||Ronald Wilson Reagan|
|Date of Birth:||February 6, 1911, Tampico, Illinois|
|Died on:||June 5, 2004, Los Angeles, California|
|Burial site:||Reagan Presidential Library Grounds, Simi Valley, California|
|Parents:||John Edward and Nelle Wilson Reagan|
|Spouses:||Jane Wyman (1914- ; m. 1940, divorced, 1948); Nancy Davis (1921- ; m. 1952)|
|Children:||Maureen Elizabeth (1941-2001); Christina (1947-1947); Michael Edward (adopted; 1945- ); Patricia Ann (1952- ); Ronald Prescott (1958- )|
|Religion:||Disciples of Christ|
|Education:||Eureka College (B.A., 1932)|
|Profession(s):||Rancher; army captain; radio sports commentator; actor|
|Government ranks:||California governor|
|President Term:||January 20, 1981-January 20, 1985 (first term); January 20, 1985-January 20, 1989 (second term)|
|Age when assumed office:||69|
Snapshot of Ronald Reagan’s life
|1911||Born in Illinois|
|1938||Appears in first motion picture|
|1947-52, 1959||Serves as president of the Screen Actors Guild|
|1954||Becomes television spokesman for the General Electric Company and makes speeches around the country promoting the American way|
|1967-75||Serves as California governor|
|1976||Falls eighty ballots shy of becoming the Republican nominee for president|
|1981-89||Serves as fortieth U.S. President|
|1981||Wounded in assassination attempt|
|1985||The first of several summits with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev takes place|
|1986||Iran-Contra scandal breaks|
|1994||Announces he has Alzheimer’s disease|
|2004||Dies in California|
Presidential Term and its details
|Dates:||January 20, 1981-January 20, 1985 (first term)|
|January 20, 1985-January 20, 1989 (second term)|
|Vice President:||George Bush (1981-89)|
Outcome of the Elections
|1980||Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates||Popular votes||Electoral votes|
|Ronald Reagan / George H. W. Bush (Republican)||43904153||483|
|Jimmy Carter / Walter Mondale (Democratic)||35483883||49|
|John Anderson / VP nominee was not chosen (National Unity)||5720060||0|
|1984||Presidential / Vice Presidential Candidates||Popular votes||Electoral votes|
|Ronald Reagan / George Bush (Republican)||54455075||525|
|Walter Mondale / Geraldine Ferraro (Democratic)||37577185||13|