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Ronald Reagan
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 
 
 

RONALD REAGAN

40th President

Term- January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989

Republican Party

 

Birth: Tampico, Illinois, February 6, 1911.

Marriage: First Marriage: Glendale, California, January 26, 1940 to Jane Wyman, who was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, January 4, 1914. They divorced in 1948.

Second Marriage: North Hollywood, California, March 4, 1952 to Nancy Davis, who was born in Manhattan, New York, July 6, 1921. She was born Anne Francis Robbins, however became the adopted daughter of Dr. Loyal Davis in 1937.

Children: (by first wife): Maureen (1941-08/08/2001 ); Michael (adopted)(1945- ).

(by second wife): Patricia (1952- ); Ronald, Jr. (1958- ).

Home: Bel Air, California

Education: Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois, graduated 1932.

Religion: Christian Church

Occupation before Presidency: Sports broadcaster, actor, businessman, rancher, U.S.A.F. active duty, 1942-1945.

Military Service: Army Air Corps during World War II.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Governor of California, 1967-1975.

Age at Inauguration: 69

First Administration: Vice President: George Bush of Texas, Inauguration January 20, 1981, The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Second Administration: Vice President: George Bush of Texas, Inauguration January 20, 1985, The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Retired, writing his memoirs.

Death: Los Angeles, California, June 5, 2004

Cause of Death: Pneumonia, complications from Alzheimer’s

Burial: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, California

Interesting Facts:

As an actor, Reagan made over 50 movies, mostly westerns or action pictures.

In 1981, Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt, in Washington, D.C.

In 1986, he bombed Libya to stop dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi from terrorist actions. It was a generally popular move, unlike the Iran-contra affair the following year, when U.S. weapons were sold secretly to Iran to encourage the release of American hostages. Later when questioned about his involvement, Reagan answered, "I don't remember" one hundred-thirty times.

Ronald Reagan's Secret Service code name was Rawhide.

Copyright© John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.