Ronald Reagan (full name Ronald Wilson Reagan) was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, USA. He was the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California.
Biography and Career :
He played football to be able to pay for his university studies. He got licensed in social sciences in 1932, beginning his career as an actor in Hollywood.
During the World War II he became captain in "Air Force".
Between 1947-1952, Ronald Reagan represented the actors in Hollywood on the political stage.
In 1952 got married to Nancy Davis. After being the speech leader of General Motors, he entered the politics stage in 1964.
In 1966 he became the Governor of California, being reelected in 1970.
In 1980 Ronald Reagan became the President at the White
House. His politics was full of optimism and trust in the qualities of the American people. He reduced taxes like never before or after in the USA. In 1984, Reagan became president for the second time.
He passed away on June 5, 2004, at the age of 93, in Bel-Air, L.A., California, USA.
- His first spouse was Jane Wyman (married 1940, divorced 1948), and his second spouse was Nancy Davis Reagan (married 1952).
- Religion: Presbyterian
- Political party: Republican
- He was the first United States president to die in the 21st century.
- He was the oldest president to serve at 77, surpassing Dwight Eisenhower, who was 70 when he left office in 1961.
- He was the first president to be divorced.
- He was 6 feet 1 inch (185.5 cm) tall.
- He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- "A people free to choose will always choose peace."
- "All great change in America begins at the dinner table."
- "All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk."
- "Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
Awards and Achievements :
- Lifetime "Gold" membership in the Screen Actors Guild
- United States Military Academy's Sylvanus Thayer Award
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, Japan 1989
- Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford England
- Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1993.
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