40th President Ronald Wilson  Reagan

40th President Ronald Wilson Reagan

Male 1911 - 2004  (93 years)    Has 28 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Ronald Wilson Reagan 
    Prefix 40th President 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 6 Feb 1911  Main Street, Tampico, Whitesides, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 2004  Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Jun 2004 
    Person ID I73932  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2004 

    Father John Edward Reagan,   b. 13 Jul 1883, Fulton, Whitesides Co IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1941, Beverly Hills, LA Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Nelle Wilson,   b. 24 Jul 1883, Clyde Twp, Whitesides C, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1962, Beverly Hills, LA Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1904 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. John Neil Reagan,   b. 16 Sep 1908, Tampico, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1996, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     
    Family ID F29991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Maureen Elizabeth Reagan,   b. 4 Jan 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2001, Granite Bay, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Living
     3. Christina Reagan,   b. 26 Jun 1947, Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1947, Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F30001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Frances Robbins,   b. 6 Jul 1923, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 2016, Bel Air, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1952 
    • Surety:2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2004 
    Family ID F30000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • - USA President No. 40

      Won the 1980 election over president Jimmy Carter and John Anderson by a popular vote of 43,899,248 to 35,481,435 and 5,719,437, and an electoral vote of 489 to 49 and 0. Was reelected in 1984 over Walter F. Mondale by a popular vote of 54,450,603 to 37,573,671 and an electoral vote of 525 to 13. His successor George Bush was his vice-president during both terms. Was an actor before he became a public official. Was shot on March 30, 1981 by John W. Hinckley Jr., but recovered within two months.
      At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative
      program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore "the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism." On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films. He has two children, Maureen and Michael, from his first marriage, to actress Jane Wyman. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, also an actress; their children are Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966 he was elected Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970. Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran swept the Republican ticket into office. Reagan won 489 electoral votes to 49 for President Jimmy Carter. On January 20, 1981, Reagan took office. Only 69 days later he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar. Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan obtained legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment, and strengthen national defense. He embarked upon a course of cutting taxes and Government expenditures, refusing to deviate from it when the strengthening of defense forces led to a large deficit. A renewal of national self-confidence by 1984 helped Reagan and Bush win a second term with an unprecedented number of electoral votes. Their victory turned away Democratic challengers Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro. In 1986 Reagan obtained an overhaul of the income tax code, which eliminated many deductions and exempted millions of people with low incomes. At the end of his administration, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression. In foreign policy, Reagan sought to achieve "peace through strength." During his two terms he increased defense spending 35 percent, but sought to improve relations with the Soviet Union. In dramatic meetings with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, he negotiated a treaty that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles. Reagan declared war against international terrorism, sending American bombers against Libya after evidence came out that Libya was involved in an attack on American soldiers in a West Berlin nightclub. By ordering naval escorts in the Persian Gulf, he maintained the free flow of oil during the Iran-Iraq war. In keeping with the Reagan Doctrine, he gave support to anti- Communist insurgencies in Central America, Asia, and Africa. Overall, the Reagan years saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of peace through strength seemed to be within grasp.


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