Knowledge Identifier: +Ronald_Reagan
Born in 1911.
Countries: United States (74%), (6%), India (3%)
Linked to: The New York Times, Democratic Party, Eureka College, Republican Party
Following the closure of the Pitney Store in late 1920, the Reagans moved to Dixon,_Illinois; the midwestern "small universe" had a lasting impression on Reagan.
Reagan met actress Nancy Davis in 1949 after she contacted him in his capacity as president of the Screen Actors Guild to help her with issues regarding her name appearing on a communist blacklist in Hollywood.
Nancy Reagan - "'Nancy Davis Reagan"' is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989
His first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park, near Dixon, Illinois, in 1927.
After graduating from Eureka in 1932, Reagan drove himself to Iowa, where he auditioned for a job at many small-town radio stations.
In 1938, Reagan co-starred in the film Brother Rat with actress Jane Wyman (19172007).
In January 1944, Captain Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the sixth War Loan Drive.
He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.
Following World War II, he resumed service and became 3rd vice-president in 1946.
Nancy Reagan - Her first appearance with Ronald Reagan came in one of the latter, "Ford Theatre", during a 1953 episode titled "First Born"
When legislation that would become Medicare was introduced in 1961, Reagan created a recording for the American Medical Association warning that such legislation would mean the end of freedom in America.
Reagan endorsed the campaign of conservative presidential contender Barry Goldwater in 1964.
Barry Goldwater - Although Goldwater was not as important in the American conservative movement as Ronald Reagan after 1965, he shaped and redefined the movement from the late 1950s to 1964
California Republicans were impressed with Reagan's political views and charisma after his "Time for Choosing" speech, and nominated him for Governor of California in 1966.
Anderson decision, which invalidated all death sentences issued in California prior to 1972, though the decision was later overturned by a constitutional amendment.
In 1976, Reagan challenged incumbent President Gerald Ford in a bid to become the Republican Party's candidate for president.
Scott Tipton - A lifelong Republican, Tipton became involved in the Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign in 1976 and was a delegate to the Republican Convention that year.
Ron Paul - He was one of the first elected officials in the nation to support Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign, and he actively campaigned for Reagan in 1976 and 1980.
Dana Rohrabacher - Rohrabacher served as assistant press secretary to the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan.
Jean Schmidt - At their debate at Chatfield College, Hackett said "If you think America is on the right track and we need more of the same, I'm not your candidate" and asked "Are you better off today than you were five years ago?", echoing Ronald Reagan's question in his debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Barry Goldwater - By the 1980s, with Ronald Reagan as president and the growing involvement of the religious right in conservative politics, Goldwater's libertarian views on personal issues were revealed; he believed that they were an integral part of true conservatism
Hans Bethe - In the 1980s he and other physicists opposed the Strategic Defense Initiative missile system conceived by the Ronald Reagan administration.
Jerry Falwell - The group is credited with delivering two thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election
Jimmy Carter - Former President and First Lady Carter wave from their aircraft after the inauguration of Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1981.
Fred Upton - He was in the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1985, while David Stockman was OMB Director.
Elia Kazan - In 1982, President Ronald Reagan presented him with the Kennedy Center honors award, a national tribute for life achievement in the arts.
Elizabeth II - Though she hosted President Ronald Reagan at Windsor Castle in 1982, and visited his Californian ranch in 1983, she was angered when his administration ordered the invasion of Grenada, one of her Caribbean realms, without her foreknowledge.
American peacekeeping forces in Beirut , a part of a multinational force during the Lebanese Civil_War who had been earlier deployed by Reagan, were attacked on October 23, 1983.
Glenn T. Seaborg - In 1983, President Ronald Reagan appointed Seaborg to serve on the National Commission on Excellence in Education
Buckminster Fuller - He received numerous other awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to him on February 23, 1983 by President Ronald Reagan
Jackie Robinson - President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984, and on March 2, 2005, President George W. Bush gave Robinson's widow the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress; Robinson was only the second baseball player to receive the award, after Roberto Clemente
A reformer, Mikhail Gorbachev, would later rise to power in the Soviet Union in 1985, implementing new policies for openness and reform that were called glasnost and perestroika.
Mr. T - On January 19, 1985, he introduced Rich Little at the nationally-televised 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, the day before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan
Mitch Daniels - In August 1985, Daniels became chief political advisor and liaison to President Ronald Reagan.
Charles B. Rangel - Rangel looks on as President Ronald Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on the White House South Lawn.
Dan Quayle - Manion was nominated for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 21, 1986, and confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1986
Barry Goldwater - On May 12, 1986, Goldwater was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan
He reappointed Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and in 1987 he appointed monetarist Alan Greenspan to succeed him.
Colin Powell - At the age of 49, Powell became Ronald Reagan's National Security Advisor, serving from 1987 to 1989 while retaining his Army commission as a lieutenant general
James Stewart - In association with politicians and celebrities such as President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, California Governor George Deukmejian, Bob Hope and Charlton Heston, Stewart worked from 1987 to 1993 on projects that enhanced the public appreciation and understanding of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Jack Kemp - To position himself as Reagan's successor, Kemp called for Shultz's resignation based on claims that Shultz had neglected freedom fighters in Afghanistan and Nicaragua and had waffled on SDI. In an attempt to highlight his stands on key Reagan Era foreign policy initiatives, Kemp traveled in September 1987 to Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador to lobby the presidents of those nations against the Arias Peace Plan - a peace accord US conservatives felt too conciliatory to Central American communists
Jason Chaffetz - Chaffetz became a Republican after meeting Ronald Reagan in 1990, when Reagan visited Chaffetz's employer, Nu Skin, as a motivational speaker.
I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience," and in 1998, while Reagan was stricken by Alzheimer's, Nancy told Vanity Fair, "Our relationship is very special.
Congress authorized the creation of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site in Dixon, Illinois in 2002, pending federal purchase of the property.
Reagan died of pneumonia at his home in Bel Air, California on the afternoon of June 5, 2004.
John Kline (politician) - In 2005, Kline introduced legislation to place Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill.
In 2007, Polish President Lech Kaczy?ski posthumously conferred on Reagan the highest Polish distinction, the Order of the White Eagle, saying that Reagan had inspired the Polish people to work for change and helped to unseat the repressive communist regime; Kaczy?ski said it "would not have been possible if it was not for the tough-mindedness, determination, and feeling of mission of President Ronald Reagan"
Nancy Reagan - In October 2008, Reagan was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after falling at home
In 2009, she praised President Barack Obama for lifting restrictions on such research
In 2010, Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 944, authored by Senator George Runner, to make every February 6 Ronald Reagan Day in California
In 2011, the Institute for the Study of the Americas released the first ever U.K. academic survey to rate U.S. presidents
The Reagan administration backed anti-communist leaders accused of severe human rights violations, such as Efraín Ríos Montt of Guatemala, who in 2013 was convicted of genocide by a Guatemalan court
"Washington Post" reporter Carlos Lozada notes how in the 2016 presidential race the main Republican contenders have adopted "standard GOP Gipper worship," including even Donald Trump, who previously had been skeptical
At of age at the time of his first inauguration, Reagan was the oldest person to have assumed office until Donald Trump in 2017