Politician

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Born:

Ronald Reagan, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 born on 6 February 1911, In Tampico, Illinois, U.S.

Family Background:

He was the son of Jack Reagan and his wife  Nelle (Wilson) Reagan. His father was salesman and storyteller. Ronald had one older brother Neil Reagan.

Personal Life:

Ronald married twice in his life. First, He married Actress Jane Wyman. together, they had two biological children and one adopted. The couple divorced in 1949. In 1952, He married Nancy Davis. The couple had two children, Patti and Ron.

Education:

Reagan had attended the Dixon High School, at there he had shown his interest in acting, sports, and storytelling. Later he went on Eureka College to study Economics and Sociology.

Career:

After completing his graduation, He started working as a radio sports announcer in Iowa, Later he had been hired by WHO radio. In 1937, a screen test with the Warner Brothers had led to his signing a contract with the company. In the same year, He has enlisted himself at the Army Enlisted Reserve and had been called for duty in 1942. From 1947 to 1952 and in 1959, He served as the President of Screen Actors. He took to television and served as the host for the show. Later he entered into the political limelight in 1964 with his speech favoring Republican candidate Barry Goldwater. In 1966, He had run for the first time in the government office for the post of governor of California, luckily the ended up winning the same by almost 1 million votes. In 1970, He had been re-elected for the second term and served until 1974. He had contested 1980  Presidential election, gained 51% of the popular votes. On 20 January 1981, he had been sworn in as the president of the USA. He had barely escaped attempt to assassination on the 69th day of office, while he had been moving out of the Washington Hilton Hotel. During his term, He had brought about numerous social, economic, domestic and international policies. He had complimented the military budget, reduced spending in certain social programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, and federal education programs and deregulated businesses. He had brought an end to the price controls on domestic oils which led to an unhindered supply of energy in the 1980s, much unlike the 1970s.

In 1984, He had Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. On 5 June 2004, He died after suffering from pneumonia. In the honored of him, The US President George Bush declared June 11 as National Day of Mourning.

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name was Ronald Wilson Reagan.
  • He was an FBI informer.
  • He made friends with everyone, even he made friend with a squirrel.
  • He only played a villain in one movie.

Master Stroke:

  • Before serving as a 30th governor of California and 40th President of the United States, He was a radio sports announcer and an actor.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He had received the number of renowned awards worldwide like American Presidential Medal of Freedom, Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal.
  • He Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath- one of the highest British order.

What can we learn from him??

Like Ronald Reagan, Always do your best work and achieve your success. Give respect to everyone.

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