Ronald Reagan's life included time in front of the camera as a Hollywood actor and terms as governor of California and the 40th president of the United States. Although he spent his early political life as a liberal Demo... More » History Modern History US History

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 Reaga... More » History Modern History US History

Ronald Reagan served as the United States president from 1981 to 1989. He was the 40th president of the United States and was also known for his roles as a Hollywood actor. More » History Modern History US History
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