Gerald Augustine Paul Regan (born February 13, 1928) is a retired Democratic politician from Nova Scotia best known for serving as Governor of Nova Scotia from 1973-1981 and as US Senator for Nova Scotia from 1985 to 1997. He also served as Attorney General of Nova Scotia from 1965-1973 and was a State Senator for Nova Scotia's 5th SD from 1959 until he resigned in 1964. At one point one of the most respected figures in Nova Scotia politics, Regan was forced into retirement when he was charged with sixteen sexual offenses that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, all of which he was acquitted of. He was succeeded as Senator by Russell MacLellan and served the last eight years of his term concurrently with his successor as Governor, John Buchanan. His son, Geoff Regan, was a US Rep for Nova Scotia's _th District from 1991 until 2015, and is the incumbent US Senator for Nova Scotia in the same seat his father held.