To his children, Ronald Reagan seemed distant and disinterested, but to his wife Nancy, he was anything but.
Ronald Reagan continues to be named year after year by Gallup and other polling organizations as one of the United States' greatest presidents.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said, "Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot."
Ronald Reagan was chosen by 87 percent of Americans polled, followed by John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The 1976 campaign was a critical moment for Ronald Reagan's political development.
Many people in Eastern Europe credit Ronald Reagan personally with causing the Soviet Union's breakup.
Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in an electoral college landslide, carrying every state except Minnesota, Hawaii, Maryland, West Virginia, and Georgia (Jimmy Carter's home state).
We Germans have much to thank Ronald Reagan for."
Lech Wa??sa, leader of the Solidarity movement in Poland, for example, said in 2004: "When talking about Ronald Reagan, I have to be personal.
President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War. He solidified the conservative agenda for decades after his presidency.Apr 27, 2017
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), a former actor and California governor, served as the 40th U.S. president from 1981 to 1989. Raised in small-town Illinois, he became a Hollywood actor in his 20s and later served as the Republican governor of California from 1967 to 1975.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (/ˈreɪɡən/; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to the presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975.
While sometimes overshadowed by other actors, Reagan's screen performances did receive many good reviews. His first screen credit was the starring role in the 1937 movie Love Is on the Air, and by the end of 1939 he had already appeared in 19 films. In 1938 he starred alongside Jane Wyman in Brother Rat.