Ronald Reagan - 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989

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  • Parents

    Jack Reagan (father)
    John Edward "Jack" Reagan (July 13, 1883 – May 18, 1941) was the father of radio station manager Neil Reagan (1908–1996) and Ronald Reagan (1911–2004), motion picture actor, 33rd Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States of America. Nelle Clyde Wilson Reagan (July 24, 1883 – July 25, 1962) was the mother of Ronald Reagan and his older brother Neil "Moon" Reagan.
  • Early life

    Early life
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois.
  • School

    He attended Dixon High School, where he showed an interest in acting, sports, and the development of narrator skills. Ronaldo often changed schools, each time he had to overcome the wariness of classmates. Things went smoothly only in 1924, after the successful play of Ronald in the Dixon football team. He also worked as a lifeguard at Lowell Park on the Rock River. For 7 seasons, starting in 1926, he saved 77 drowning people whom Reagan has been proud of all his life.
  • Radio career

    Ronald began his artistic career as a radio host. After college, he moved to Iowa, where he worked on many mini-radio stations. The University of Iowa hired Reagan to broadcast the Iowa Yankees game on the radio .1 report-10 dollars WOC (Davenport, Iowa), where he received $ 100 a month. Thanks to his voice, he was invited to the radio station WHO (Des Moines) where he commented live on the matches of the baseball team of the Chicago Cubs.
  • The first wife

    The first wife
    Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007)
    (m. 1940; div. 1949)
    Together they had two biological children, Maureen (1941–2001) and Christine (b. in 1947 but lived only one day), and adopted a third, Michael (b. 1945)
  • Children

    Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (January 4, 1941 – August 8, 2001)
    Michael Edward Reagan (born John Charles Flaugher; March 18, 1945)
    Christine (b. in 1947, lived only one day)
    Patricia Ann Davis (née Reagan; October 21, 1952)
    Ronald Prescott Reagan (born May 20, 1958)
  • Actor career

    The most notable role was played by Reagan in 1942 in the movie "King's Row." The film was nominated for an Oscar, but Ronald's game did not meet with universal approval (one observer even wrote that the actor "lightly acquainted with the character of his character." Although many film critics say that it was the best Reagan film, the reporter The New The York Times Bosley Crowther, one of the most reputable film critics, also criticized the film.
  • King's Row

    Ronald himself noted that "King's Row" made him a star. However, it didn’t work out further, because two months after the movie was released, the future president was drafted into the army and never reached such a film success.
  • The 2st wife

    The 2st wife
    Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016)
    (m. 1952)
  • Death

    Reagan died of pneumonia, complicated by Alzheimer's disease, at his home in the Bel Air district of Los Angeles, California, on the afternoon of June 5, 2004, at the age of 93.
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    The Reagan family moved to various Illinois cities for a while, including Monmouth, Galesburg and Chicago. In 1919, they returned to Tampico and lived at the Pitney general store where Jack worked.After the Pitney Store store closed in 1920, the Reagans moved to the city of Dickson, Illinois.
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    In 1928,he entered Eureka College, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, although he did not shine in science.
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    Actor's career

    After traveling along with Cubs in California, Reagan passed film tests in 1937 and signed a seven-year contract with Warner Brothers Studios. His first role was in the movie “Love Live” (1937). In 1938, he joined the union of the film guild. Until the end of 1939, he appeared in 19 films, including “Defeating the Darkness” (1940).
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    Allegiance United States
    Branch/service U.S. Army Air Forces
    Years of service 1937–1945
    Rank Captain
    Unit 18th Army Air Forces Base On April 29, 1937 Reagan was included in the army reserve as a regular class B of the 322nd Cavalry Regiment in Des Moines, Iowa. May 25, 1937 he was awarded the rank of junior lieutenant of the cavalry officer reserve corps. On June 18, he was assigned to the 323rd Cavalry Regiment.
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    Actor's career

    After returning from service, Reagan starred in the films:“This Army” (1943),“Bonzo, Time to Sleep!”(1951), “Partner from Tennessee”(1952), “Law and Order” (1953) “Sea Witches” ( 1957), "The Queen of Livestock from Montana" (1954) and in a remake of the 1946 film "The Killers" (1964). For his entire film career, Reagan starred in 54 feature films. In most cases, these were low-budget films of category “B”.
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    Political party

    Republican (1962–2004)
    Democratic (until 1962)
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    Ronald Reagan - 40th president of the United States

    Ronald Wilson Reagan (/ˈreɪɡən/; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975.