The Presidency of Ronald Reagan

Portrait of the Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was sworn as President of the United States on November 4, 1980. His victory sealed the ascendancy of the Republican Party’s new right/conservative side and signaled the start of a new era of governance. Reagan was likely the first truly conservative president of the United States in more than … Read more

The Childhood, Education, and Career of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Jack Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. Neil, his older brother, was his only sibling. Reagan was nicknamed “Dutch” because of his Dutchman-like look. This moniker stuck with him throughout his childhood. He received his primary education from Dixon High … Read more

The Personality of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was 6 feet 1 inch tall, 185 pounds, and had blue eyes and thick brown hair with just a hint of gray. He had been very nearsighted from childhood and started wearing contact lenses in the 1940s. Since another actor shot a gun near his head while filming a … Read more

The Children of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan married actress Jane Wyman for the first time in 1940. Maureen, born in 1941, and Christine, born in 1947; Christine died in infancy; Michael, an adoptive son, was born in 1945. Reagan and Wyman divorced in 1949, but Reagan met and fell in love with another actress, Nancy Davis, the … Read more

The First Lady of Ronald Reagan

Anne Frances Robbins, popularly known as Nancy Reagan, was born in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan on July 6, 1921. Before becoming a car salesman, her father worked as a farmer. Her mother was actress and radio broadcaster Edith Prescott Luckett. Her father’s family was formerly wealthy, but they had fallen on … Read more

The Brief Biography of Ronald Reagan

John Edward “Jack” Reagan and Nellie Wilson Reagan gave birth to Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. His father gave him the moniker “Dutch” because he looked like “a chubby little Dutchman.” Reagan’s family moved about a lot throughout his youth, eventually landing in Dixon, Illinois, … Read more

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