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Who were the members of Ronald Reagan's immediate family?

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Ronald Wilson Reagan was born Feb. 6, 1911 to John Edward Reagan and Nelle Clyde Wilson. He married actress Jane Wyman in 1940, and they divorced in 1948. Reagan married Nancy Davis in March of 1952. There are five Reagan children; three girls and two boys. Ronald Reagan died June 5, 2004 in Bel Air, California.

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Reagan and Wyman had a daughter, Maureen Elizabeth Reagan, and an adopted son, Michael Edward Reagan. A third child, daughter Christine, died the day after her birth in 1947. Michael Reagan was born in California to an unwed mother from Kentucky and was adopted shortly after birth. Reagan had two children with his second wife, Nancy, daughter Patty and son Ron. Daughter Maureen preceded her father in death, passing away in 2001 from melanoma.

Ronald Reagan, who was born in Tampico, Illinois, had two brothers, John Neil Reagan and Neil "Moon" Reagan. Brother John died in 1996 and brother Neil in 1997.

Reagan's early career was as an actor and sportscaster. He later served as Governor of California and as the 40th President of the United States. He is buried in Simi Valley, California. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library is a tribute to his legacy and is located at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, California.

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