Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan 1985 presidential portrait (cropped).jpg
40t Preses o the Unitit States
In office
Januar 20, 1981 – Januar 20, 1989
Vice PresesGeorge H. W. Bush
Precedit biJimmy Carter
Succeedit biGeorge H. W. Bush
33rd Govrenor o Californie
In office
Januar 2, 1967 – Januar 6, 1975
LieutenantRobert Finch (1967-69)
Edwin Reinecke (1969-74)
John L. Harmer (1974-75)
Precedit biPat Brown
Succeedit biJerry Brown
Personal details
BornRonald Wilson Reagan
6 Februar 1911(1911-02-06)
Tampico, Illinois, U.S.
Dee'd5 Juin 2004(2004-06-05) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Restin placeRonald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, Californie, U.S.
34°15′35.5896″N 118°49′11.301″W / 34.259886000°N 118.81980583°W / 34.259886000; -118.81980583
Poleetical pairtyRepublican (After 1962)
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Democratic (Before 1962)
Spoose(s)Jane Wyman (1940–1949)
Nancy Davis (1952–2004)
BairnsMaureen Reagan
Christine Reagan
Michael Reagan (adoptit)
Patti Davis
Ron Reagan
Alma materEureka College
ProfessionActor
ReligionDisciples o Christ
later Presbyterian
SignaturCursive signature in ink
Militar service
Service/branchUnitit States Airmy seal Unitit States Airmy
Airmy Air Forces
Years o service1937–45
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Caiptain

Ronald Wilson Reagan (6 Februar 19115 Juin 2004) wis an actor frae Americae an Preses o the Unitit States frae 1981 til 1989. Reagan wis govrenor o Californie frae 1967 til 1975.

Reagan wis born in Tampico, Illinois tae a catholic faimily[1] an raised in Dixon, Reagan wis eddicated at Eureka College, earnin a Bachelor o Airts degree in economics an sociology. Efter graduatin, Reagan flittit first tae Iowa tae wirk as a radio broadcaster an then, in 1937, tae Los Angeles whaur he stairtit a career as an actor, first in films an later telly. Some o his maist notable films include Knute Rockne, All American (1940), Kings Row (1942), an Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). Reagan serrt as Preses o the Screen Actors Guild an later as a spokesman for General Electric (G.E.); his stairt in politics wis durin his wirk for GE. Oreeginally he wis a memmer o the Democratic Pairty, but his poseetions began shiftin richtwart in the 1950s, an he switched tae the Republican Pairty in 1962.[1]

In 1952, Reagan marrit Nancy Davis. In 1994, he wi diagnosit wi Alzehimer's disease. He deit ten year later in Los Angeles. He wis 93 year auld.

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan wis born on 6 Februar 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. His parents wur Jack Reagan an Nelle Wilson Reagan. He wis upbrocht in Dixon, Illinois.[2] Reagan went tae study at Eureka College[3] an suin starrit in schuil plays an acame student body preses.

Reagan flittit tae Chicago tae wirk ere, but then flittit tae Los Angeles tae stairt his movie career. He starrit in 50 movies. Reagan wis Prese o the Screen Actors Guild twa times.

He wis marrit tae Jane Wyman till thay divorcit.[4] Thay haed three bairns. Reagan then marrit Nancy Davis. Thay haed twa bairns.

Poleetical risin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan wis a Democrat an supportit Franklin Delano Roosevelt an Harry S. Truman.[5] He then acame a Republican an supportit Barry M. Goldwater.[6] He ran for preses three times. He ran for Govrenor twice winnin baith o them.

Govrenor o Californie (1967-1975)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan ran for Govrenor in 1965 efter he giein a speech cried A Time for Choosin. He ran in 1969 winnin the election again. He helpit the Californie eddication system. He is a less faur ben govrenor nor his successor, Jerry Brown.

Preses o the Unitit States (1981-1989)[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1980, he ran agin Jimmy Carter.[7] He won in a landslide, wi 48 states. In Mairch 1981, Reagan wis shot in the chest. He survivit the assassination attempt. He recoverit months later.

He suin helpit the Unitit States's economy, fendin program, an wappen defence. He hatit nuclear wappens an wantit tae find peace wi the Soviet Union. Efter winnin re-election in 1984 agin Walter Mondale, he tawkt wi mony Soviets tae mak peace. Whan Mikhail Gorbachev became leader, thay became friends an suin fand peace wi the Soviet Union. Reagan wis involvit in the Iran-Contra affair. Reagan wis friends wi Margaret Thatcher anaa.

Reagan helpt defeat communism an the collapse o the Soviet Union an the Berlin Waw. He made the speech Tear doun this waw!.

Later life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan retirit in 1989. In 1994, he wis diagnosit wi Alzheimer's disease.[8] He livit for ten year wi the disease.[8]

Daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan deit on 5 Juin 2004 frae pneumonia as a result o Alzheimer's. He wis 93 year auld.[9]

Legacy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reagan, bi public opinion, is ane o the maist faur ben American preses. His legacy is strangly admirit amang mony Republicans. The legacy o his economic policies is still dividit atween fowk that believe in a smawer or bigger govrenment.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "The White House", The White House, retrieved 28 Mey 2014 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Ronald Reagan Timeline". NPR.com. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Ronald Reagan: From Broadcaster to President". Lib.niu.edu. Archived frae the original on 2014-11-18. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Stuart Fox (18 Juin 2010). "How Many Presidents Have Been Divorced?". Live Science.com. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  5. "First Principles - Ronald Reagan on Franklin D. Roosevelt". First Principles Journal.com. Archived frae the original on 2015-05-30. Retrieved 10 Januar 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. Regan, Ronald (1990). An American Life: The Autobiography. New York City: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671691988. Retrieved 28 Mey 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ""Morning in America"". US History.org. Retrieved 10 Januar 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. a b Altman, Lawrence K (5 October 1997). "Reagan's Twighlight– A special report; A President Fades Into a World Apart". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 Juin 2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  9. "Ronald Reagan dies at 93", CNN, Cable News Network LP, 2004, retrieved 25 Januar 2010 Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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