The official portrait of Ronald Reagan
The official portrait of Ronald Reagan
 
 
Ronald Reagan, age 13
Ronald Reagan, age 13
 
 
Ronald Reagan, sports announcer in Iowa
Ronald Reagan, sports announcer in Iowa
 
 
Ronald and Nancy's Wedding Day, 1952
Ronald and Nancy's Wedding Day, 1952
 
 
The official photo of President Ronald Reagan
The official photo of President Ronald Reagan
 
 
President and Mrs. Reagan <br>leaving in a helcopter
President and Mrs. Reagan
leaving in a helcopter
 
 
Reagan receiving the <br>Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993
Reagan receiving the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993
 
#40 Reagan, Ronald
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Ronald Wilson Reagan
Born February 6, 1911 (Tampico, Illinois)
Died June 5, 2004 (Los Angeles, California)
President Number 40
Dates in Office January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989
Vice-President George H. W. Bush (1981-1989)
Party Affiliation Republican
First Lady Nancy Reagan
Occupation(s) actor, sports announcer, politician
Major Accomplishment(s) governor, ended Cold War with Soviet Union, tax reform, cut world nuclear weapons

Ronald Reagan grew up in Dixon, Illinois. He went to grade school, high school and college in Illinois. Reagan was a good football player and actor. He graduated from college in 1932.

After college, Reagan took a job at a radio station as the sports announcer. In Iowa, he called baseball games. He called the games of the Chicago Cubs.

In 1937, Ronald Reagan started acting in Hollywood. Over the years, he was in more than 50 films. He was known for acting as a cowboy. Reagan was married in 1940. It didn’t last. He divorced in 1948.

A few years later, Ronald Regan married Nancy. They stayed married for over 50 years.

When he quit acting, Reagan went into politics. In 1967, he was elected governor of California. He was the governor for eight years.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected president. He was very well liked. He was the oldest president ever elected. Reagan was 69 years old.

Soon after he was elected, a young man shot President Regan. He survived the attempt to kill him.

Reagan worked very hard to break up the Soviet Union. He lowered taxes for everyone. Reagan made our armies more powerful. He chose the first woman on the Supreme Court.

One year, Ronald Regan was named Man of the Year. This was a special honor given to him for working for world peace. To honor Reagan, there is a huge navy ship named after him.

Resource information

Ronald Reagan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/ronald-reagan-9453198

Ronald Reagan: Impact and Legacy—Miller Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://millercenter.org/president/biography/reagan-imapct-and-legacy

Ronald Reagan | president of United States | Britannica.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ronald-Regan

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