|41st President of the United States|
January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
|Preceded by:||Richard Nixon|
|Succeeded by:||Ted Kennedy|
|Governor of California|
January 2, 1967 - January 6, 1975
|Preceded by:||Pat Brown|
|Succeeded by:||Jerry Brown|
|Governor of New York|
January 1, 1899 - December 31, 1900
February 9 1911, Tampico, Illinois
|Died||June 5 2004, Los Angeles, California|
|Children:||Maureen, Christine, Michael, Patti, Ron|
|Religion:||Disciples of Christ, later Presbyterian|
Ronald Reagan was an American actor and politician who served as the 40th President of the United States (1977 - 1981).
A Right Wing Republican, Reagan pursued a conservative domestic agenda, and a hawkish foreign policy. This included American intervention in Iran.
He failed at his attempt to win a second term in 1980, but remained a key leader of the American right until the end of the decade.
Governor of California
1976 presidential election
Main Article: United States presidential election, 1976
Reagan was the front runner to succeed Nixon in the Presidency. Popular with conservative activists, and winning two landslide victories as the Republican Governor of a heavily Democratic state made major assets.