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Facts about Ronald Reagan

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The 40th U. S. president Ronald Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. Due to his unique hairstyle he was nicknamed “Dutch” by his father. He had his early education in Dixon where he actively participated in sports, acting and story- telling.

Ronald Reagan with Marilyn Monroe
Ronald Reagan with Marilyn Monroe

While a student of high school he took up his first job as a lifeguard at the Rock River and saved 77 lives there. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Eureka College where he was admitted due to athletics scholarship which he won in 1928. Here also he actively participated in co-curricular activities. Once a graduate he served many radio stations as a sports announcer. Finally in 1937 he gave a screen test and signed a seven year contract with Warner Brothers. This was his first step in Hollywood and he got break through his first movie “Love is in the Air”. In 1937, during the Second World War Ronald joined Army Air Corps and reached to the rank of captain. In 1945 he left the army and again became the part of Hollywood. In between he married Jane Wyman in 1940, had two children from her but Jane opposed his political career and they were finally divorced in 1949 which recorded him as the only divorcee president of the U. S. A strong supporter of the Democratic Party changed to the Republic Party after the Second World War. Winning the hearts of many he soon became a famous politician. It was in 1967 that he became the governor of California and brought about many social reforms which proved fruitful and he won again in 1971. In 1980 Ronald Reagan won Presidential Elections and served for two consecutive terms and retired as the oldest president at the age of 77 in 1989. He died on June 5, 2004 of pneumonia at the age of 93. Ronald Reagan coined the term “New World Order” which was later connected to many conspiracy theories. During his presidency Reagan sold weapons to Iran and ended cold war without firing a shot.

7 Comments

  1. i think that this site sould have more good facts. like who was ronald reagans parents. that is what i think this site sould have more great and lots of cool facts. :-)

  2. “In 1937, during the Second World War”

    The war started in 1939. The US did not join the war until 1941. Just FYI if you are doing a report or something. He might have joined the armed services in 1937 but don’t let the wording of this article make you get a bad grade.

  3. I’m pretty sure that by saying “his first job as a lifeguard at the Rock River and saved 77 lives there,” you mean that 77 people went swimming and didn’t drown while he was on duty. I am more concerned with how many did drown while he was on watch.

    Pretty sure that 77 has to be some kind of life guarding world record. Maybe he worked at a river were liberals liked to come drown babies and he would jump out from behind some rocks wearing a cape and foil their baby killing plans. That’s the Ronald Reagan I remember.

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